Domestic Pony Breeds
The Misaki is a breed of pony native to Japan. Imported horses from China dating back at least 2,000 years is believed to be the ancestors of the Misaki pony.
The Galician is a breed of pony originating in Galicia, Spain. It is believed to have been developed from a mix of Celtic horse, Roman horse and horses imported by the Swabians.
The Zemaitukas is a breed of pony from Lithuania. Known in written documents from the sixth and seventh centuries and used during the Northern crusades as a war horse.
The Tokara is a breed of pony native to the Tokara islands off the southwestern edge of Kyushu, Japan. The breed was discovered on Takarajima by Shigeyuki Hayashida, a professor at Kagoshima University, in 1952.
The Timor is a breed of pony developed on Timor Island, Indonesia. Its origin is most likely from Indian breeds imported to the island. A close relative to the Timor is the Flores Pony developed on the nearby Flores Island.
The Tibetan Pony is a breed of pony native to Tibet, once believed to be bred from ancient Mongolian stock and other Chinese breeds. Horses have been kept by wealthy locals and farmers in Tibet, as well as by the Dalai Lama and other religious figures.
The Sumba and Sumbawa are two breeds of pony that are named after the islands where they are bred. Although they are two separate species of pony, they are very similar breeds.
The Skyros is a breed of pony found only on the island of Skyros and thought to be a descendent of horses brought to the island by Athenian settlers between 400 and 700 BC. Possibly the pony was used by Alexander the Great and portrayed in the friezes ...
The Shetland is a breed of pony that is found world wide but originated from the Shetland Isles, northeast of Scotland. The breed is believed to be developed on the islands by settlers who crossbred the native horses with ponies imported by the Norse.
The Sandalwood Pony is one of eight breeds of pony that is native to Indonesia. The Sandalwood inhabits the Sumba and Sumbawa Islands and is closely related to the other breeds of Indonesia.
The Quarter Pony is a breed of pony similar to the American Quarter Horse. It was developed from American Quarter Horse stock that did not meet the height requirement of the American Quarter Horse Association.
The Pottok is a breed of pony that is native to the Pyrenees in France and in Spain. It is an ancient breed that has adapted to the harsh mountain environment it inhabits.
The Pony of the Americas (POA) is a breed of pony that was developed in the state of Iowa, United States. The stallion was an Arabian, Appaloosa, Shetland cross and the registry was formed in 1954 for the breed.
The Pindos pony, also known as the Thessalonian, is a breed of pony native to Thessaly and Epirus, Greece in the Pindus mountain range.
The New Forest Pony is a native breed to the British Isles. Although written records of the pony date back to around 1066, bones discovered 50 miles from the New Forest area date back to 500,000 BC, show the pony was around before the last ice age.
The Miyako pony is a breed from Miyako Island, Japan. It is a rare pony and is one of the eight breeds native to Japan. The island has been known for a breeding ground for horses dating back centuries.
The Manipuri Pony is a breed of pony from India. The exact origin is disputed among experts, but they all agree it is an ancient breed.
The Lundy Pony is a breed of pony from Lundy Island, England. It was developed in 1928 by Martin Coles Harman, the owner of the island. He crossbred New Forest Pony mares with a Welsh Mountain B stallion to produce the Lundy.
The Landais is a small breed of pony from southwest France mainly in the area of Pau. The Landais was believed to be developed by crossing a native French horse with an Arabian around 732 AD.
The Kerry Bog Pony originated in Ireland possibly a descendent of the Irish Hobby Horse, originally inhabiting the peat bogs of County Kerry, southwest Ireland.