When asking what the word pony means the answer you will get will likely differ depending on who the question is directed at. Ask a young girl from the city and shall probably describe a juvenile horse, possibly a pink one with a long flowing mane. Ask a young girl from the country and she…

Four types of ponies are categorized under the single name of Welsh Pony. These sub-categories carry the very impersonal names of Section A, Section B, Section C and Section D. While they all share a common origin, they differ somewhat in physical charac

The New Forest Pony has the most varied genetic background of the British native breeds. Before the Norman Conquest in AD 1066, when Winchester in the west was England’s capital city, the New Forest, in south-west Hampshire, was passed through by anyone t

The Pindos pony originated in the country of Greece. They are exceptionally hardy and tough in both build and in character. They are not noted for their beauty or conformation, and are generally used as a utility horse, for jobs such as packing and trans

Ponies of the Americas (POA) are a hardy breed which has diverse utility. It a kind hearted and intelligent pony with a very recent history tailored exclusively for young beginner equestrians.

The Icelandic Pony is a breed that has lived in Iceland for around 1200 years. They are technically a horse, with more horse like characteristics than pony characteristics. They are also one of the purest breeds of horse in the world having had no outside

THE HACKNEY PONY The Hackney Pony does not exceed 1.42 m (14 hh) and shares the same stud book as the Hackney Horse, with a common ancestry in the great lines of Norfolk and Yorkshire Trotters. Regardless, it is a real pony, not just a little horse. The

Haflinger ponies are a very beautiful and popular Austrian breed of pony. They are a golden chestnut color with a flaxen mane and tale, and a very Arabian head and neck, with a very functional and hardworking body. The common saying pertaining to these

The Eriksay pony is a lovable breed of Scottish pony that was, until recently, on the brink of extinction. They are a very kind and loving pony, and many enthusiasts of the breed have found a wonderful and willing partner in them. They love humans, and

The Fell and Dales ponies are both native English breeds. They are very similar and thought to have the same origins, and are geographical neighbors. They are both well loved by their owners, and are very useful and versatile.

The Fjord pony is an extremely primitive breed of pony and is considered to be one of the original ancestors of all modern European draft horse breeds. It is from the country of Norway, where it has been roaming for thousands of years. The breed has had a

The origins of the Gotland Pony can be found on the island of Gotland in Sweden. In Sweden these ponies are known as Russ or Skogsruss (translated to English means “little horse of the forest”) and Skogsbaggar (“forest ram”).

The Galiceno pony, or Galiceno horse is an extremely refined, willing and horse-like pony. It was developed in Mexico and is one of the most beloved ponies of that country. It is very willing to please, trainable and versatile, and enjoys the ability to

The Connemara Pony is an amazing and well loved little equine specimen. This breed can be found all over the world, winning hearts with its ability to do almost anything with a kind and loving disposition. They not only please the eye but have a nice, bal

The Ariegeois mountain pony was developed between Rousillon and Catalonia, sometimes called the Cheval de Merens but is more often referred to as the Ariegeois. The breed takes its name from the Ariege River