Sultan the Pit Pony

Monday, 8th January 2007 by

Near Ystrad Mynach in south Wales, we find a fantastic 200 metre long earth-sculpture of Sultan the Pit Pony.

This is the UK’s largest figurative earth sculpture, and although I'm not sure there's actually much competition for that particular title, Sultan sure is impressive. I particularly like the way his ear sticks right up in the air!

Sultan definitely looks a lot more like a Stallion than a Pit Pony, and as it turns out, this work (by landscape sculptor Mick Petts) was actually named Sultan by the locals - after a famous Pit Pony that used to work in the old colliery.

There's more info on Sultan at the Caerphilly County Borough Council website.

Thanks to Barrie Parham.