Breed Standard

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The Breed Standard

PARTICULARS 

Height: Normally 128cms to 148 cms at maturity.

Colours: Grey, black, bay, brown, dun with occasional roan, chestnut, palomino and cream.

Type: Compact, well balanced riding type with depth, substance and good heart room.

Standing on short legs covering a lot of ground.

DESCRIPTION 

Head: Well-balanced pony head of medium length with good width between large kindly eyes. Pony ears, well-defined cheekbone, jaw relatively deep but not coarse.

Front: Head well set on to neck. Crest should not be over-developed. Neck not set on too low. Well laid-back shoulder giving a good length of rein.

Body: Body should be deep, with strong back, some length permissible but should be well ribbed up and with strong loins.

Limbs: Good length and strength in forearm, well-defined knees and short cannons with flat bone measuring 18-21 cms. Elbows should be free. Pasterns of medium length, feet well shaped of medium size, hard and level.

Hind- quarters. Strong and muscular with some length, well developed second thighs (gaskin) and strong low-set hocks.

Movement: Movement free, easy and true, without  undue knee action but active and covering the ground.

CHARACTERISTICS 

Good temperament, hardiness and staying power, intelligence, soundness, surefootedness, jumping ability, suitable for child or adult.

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