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Pony Breed Descriptions
Pony breeds Main article: Pony

Ponies are usually classified as animals that mature at less that 14.2 hands. However, some pony breeds may occasionally have individuals who mature over 14.2 but retain all other breed characteristics. There are also some breeds that now frequently mature over 14.2 hands due to modern nutrition and management, yet retain the historic classification "pony." For the purposes of this list, if a breed registry classifies the breed as a "pony," it is listed here as such, even if some individuals have horse characteristics.

(Please note: Because of this designation by the preference of a given breed registry, most miniature horse breeds are listed as "horses," not ponies)

Kazakh Pony
The Kazakh is an ancient breed believed to be a descendant of the Asiatic Wild Horse and origionating in Kazakhstan of the former USSR. The breed has been subjected to a wide range of influences from other breeds, most notably, the Mongolian, Arabian, Karabair, Akhal-Teke, and more recent infusions of Thoroughbred, Orlov Trotter and Don Blood. They stand up to 14.2 hands high and come in chestnut, grey, palomino and bay.

Kerry Bog Pony
The Kerry Bog Pony is a draft pony breed originating in Ireland, and traditionally used for hauling peat fuel from bogs, as well as for general draught work on small holdings. It is smaller than, and distinct in appearance from, Ireland's more widely known Connemara pony. The breed almost vanished during the twentieth century, declining to as few as 40 known members. Genetic analysis of these survivors by Weatherbys confirmed unique genetic breed markers, and the breed is now recognized as the Irish "Heritage Pony". A controlled stud book and registry now exist, [1] and numbers have recovered to about 400.

1. Irish Kerry Bog Pony Society

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Landais Pony
The Landais Pony is a small pony which comes from the South-West of France.

The Landais is a very old breed that has been heavily infiltrated by foreign blood. A high infusion of Arab blood was introduced around the time of the Battle of Poitiers, AD 732, and again in the early 1900s. More recently they were crossed with heavier breeds to increase their build. Originally from the Landes region of South-West France, they make useful riding and light draft types.

The breed suffered a dramatic reduction in numbers after the Second World War, and Arab and Welsh Section B stallions were used to boost the stock, whose characteristics they now bear.

Lundy Pony
The Lundy Pony is a breed of pony first developed on Lundy Island in England. The breed originated in 1928, when the owner of the island, Martin Coles Harman, introduced 34 New Forest pony mares, eight foals and a Welsh Mountain B strawberry roan stallion. Diana Keast, his daughter, explained why he chose to cross these breeds: “He wanted ponies with a bit of style and height. Dartmoor and Exmoor ponies were nearer and more convenient - after all he had to charter a special train to bring the ponies from Lyndhurst - but they wouldn't have had the height he wanted.” The Welsh stallion died only a year after arriving on the island, having sired just one foal - a colt called Pepper. Luckily this first “Lundy pony” grew into an upstanding stud stallion, creamy dun with a black mane and tail. By the Thirties there were so many ponies roaming the island that about 50 were rounded up and sold on the mainland. During the war there was no way of shipping ponies from the island and the herd reached nearly 100. There was constant warring among the entire stallions so that in 1944 a number had to be put down.

The pony herd was moved from the island in 1980 and taken to Cornwall, where it continued to breed. Some were also taken to New Devon. In 1984, the Lundy Pony Breed Society formed to oversee the breed. The Society later decided to return some of the mares and foals to the island of Lundy.

Due to the harsh environment of the island, with its poor vegetation and severe weather, the ponies grew to be incredibly tough and hardy. They typically are dun, roan, palomino, bay, or liver chestnut in color, and rarely exceed 13.2 hh in height. The ponies have a wide, deep chest, sloping shoulder, and hard, sound legs. Their necks are usually well-set and muscular and their backs strong and compact. Lundy Ponies are useful as mounts for children, as they are both attractive animals and good natured.

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