HIGHLAND PONY - BREED DESCRIPTION
||The height is
13hh to 14.2hh (132-148cms)
||A range of duns-mouse,
yellow, grey, cream. Also grey, brown, black and occasionally
bay and liver chestnut with silver mane and tail. Many ponies
have a dorsal stripe and some show zebra markings on legs. Shoulder
stripe often present. A small star is acceptable but other white
markings are discouraged. Foal coat often changes and many ponies
change colour gradually as they grow older, especially those
with grey hairs interspersed with the original colour. Others
show a slight seasonal change in colour between winter and summer
coats. Broken colours are not allowed
and alert with a kindly eye. Broad-muzzled with a deep jowl.
|Neck & Shoulders:
of neck going from wither with a good sloping shoulder and well-placed
and compact with deep chest and plenty of room for heart and
lungs. Ribs well sprung. Quarters and hindlegs: powerful quarters
with well- developed thigh, strong second thigh and clean flat
||Flat hard bone,
broad knees, short cannon bones, oblique pasterns and well-shaped
broad dark hoofs. Feather hair at back of legs soft and silky.
|Mane & Tail:
||Hair should be
natural, flowing and untrimmed with a full tail.
free moving without undue knee action.
ride, drive and pack pony which can adapt to many equestrian