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Misaki Pony
2014-06-17 08:13:14

The Misaki is a breed of pony native to Japan. Imported horses from China dating back at least 2,000 years are believed to be the ancestors of the Misaki pony. It is one of eight breeds native to Japan and roams freely in a natural habitat of the National Monument on Cape Toi, Kushima, on the island of Kyushu. The first record of the Misaki was in 1697 when the Akiauki family rounded up...

Galician Pony
2014-06-16 09:48:24

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. During the middle ages, the pony was rented or swapped with other horses for its durability and ruggedness to handle the rugged terrain. In 1973 there were an estimated 20,000 Galician ponies in the mountains of the...

Zemaitukas Pony
2014-05-30 10:02:15

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. During this time the pony had a widespread population, but over time the breed almost became extinct three times. First, during the 1800s when agricultural work needed larger and stronger horses, the Zemaitukas was bred with...

Tokara Pony
2014-05-30 09:16:08

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. Its origin is believed that the pony was brought to the island around 1900. Hayashida counted 43 ponies and he named them the Tokara Pony. In 1953, the pony was designated a natural...

Timor Pony
2014-05-27 11:55:48

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 local people used both breeds as working cattle ponies, for riding, driving and light farming. Many ponies have been exported to Australia to be bred and enhance the...

Tibetan Pony
2014-05-27 11:13:01

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. Some Tibetan ponies were gifts to Chinese Emperors during the Ming and Tang dynasties. They were also traded for tea from the southern...

Sumba And Sumbawa Pony
2014-05-24 12:04:25

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. They both are descendents of the Mongolian Horse and ancient Chinese horse breeds and closely related to the Sandalwood, also native to the islands. The other breeds that are native to Indonesia are the Batak Pony,...

Skyros Pony
2014-05-24 11:18:18

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 of the Greek Parthenon. They mainly inhabit the southern mountain areas and some were caught by farmers for agricultural work. However, in...

Shetland Pony
2014-05-24 10:32:27

The Shetland is a breed of pony that is found worldwide 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. In addition, it is also believed the Celtic Pony also had influence to the Shetland between 2000 and 1000 BC. The harsh climate of the islands...

Sandalwood Pony
2014-05-22 11:13:41

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 Batak Pony, Gayoe, Deli Pony, Java Pony, Sumba and Sumbawa Pony and the Timor Pony are the other breeds of the islands. Its name comes from the Sandalwood tree, a major export of the country. It is a...

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