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Quarter Pony
2014-05-20 11:08:20

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 Quarter Pony Association began in 1964 with crossbred and purebred ponies eligible for registration. In 1975, the National Quarter Pony Association began to preserve the smaller...

Pottok Pony
2014-05-20 10:16:20

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 Pottok is considered to be an endangered breed as of 1995, from habitat destruction, mechanization and crossbreeding. It is considered to be an iconic breed of the local people and efforts are being implemented to...

Pony of the Americas
2014-05-19 11:56:38

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. Within 15 years there were 12,500 ponies registered and currently the Pony of the Americas Club is one of the largest registries in the United States. As of 2012 there has been over...

New Forest Pony
2014-04-28 11:52:25

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. In 1066, William the Conqueror invaded England and shipped more than 2,000 ponies across the English Channel when grazing rights was granted to...

Miyako Pony
2014-04-28 10:37:26

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. Small horses have been in the area for a long time and during World War II they were crossed with large stallions to increase their size for farming. In 1955 there were around 10,000 Miyako...

Manipuri Pony
2014-04-22 15:35:05

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. Some sources say the pony was an ancestor of the Tibetan Pony that was brought into India more than 1,000 years ago. Other sources says it was a cross between the Mongolian Wild Horse and Arabian. The pony was first mentioned in written chronicles of 1584...

Lundy Pony
2014-04-22 14:29:41

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 stallion died a year after its arrival but produced only one foal. However that foal became an exceptional stud and by the late thirties, there were so many Lundy...

Landais Pony
2014-04-18 09:25:30

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. In the early 1800s the breed roamed wild but was pushed into small herds by the drying of the swamps and forest harvests. The pony remained in the wild until after WW II. During the war, many ponies...

Kerry Bog Pony
2014-04-17 12:16:10

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. Although the exact origin of the Kerry Bog Pony is unknown, images from a 1617 book show similarities to the Irish Hobby as well as the Kerry Bog of today. The pony was initially used for transporting peat and kelp from the bog over...

Java Pony
2014-04-17 11:17:34

The Java Pony is one of eight breeds of ponies native to Indonesia. The Java adapted well to the tropical climate. Native horses were bred with imported Arabian and Barb horses and has developed the Java into a hearty breed. They are bred privately but also may be subsidized by the state. Because the Java is bred in this  manner, there can be a variety of differences in their...

Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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