British Spotted Pony

British Spotted Pony

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The British Spotted Pony is a small pony breed originating in England. It has existed for several centuries. The main distinguishing feature of the breed is its leopard-spotted colouration. The height at withers varies greatly, between 8 hands (32 inches, 81 cm) and 14.2 hands (58 inches, 147 cm). An even larger horse-type variant existed, but is nowadays considered to belong into the Appaloosa breed. The breed is unique for its unusual colouration and origins, and is rare with only about 800 registered animals. The most prominent feature of the British Spotted Pony is the leopard-spotted colouring, coming in many variations. Other forms of spotting are not permitted. Other requirements, consistent with leopard genetics, include rosy pink, mottled skin around the eyes, muzzle and inside the ears, and a white sclera (in most other horses the "white" of the eye is dark, matching the iris). The hooves must be striped. The British Spotted Pony is a breed with clear pony characteristics. It is hardy and very active, and its height varies from as little as 8 hands (32 inches, 81 cm) up to 14.2 hands (58 inches, 147 cm); there is also a powerful cob-type riding pony variation. However, thshow more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 95g
  • DIC Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6133994495
  • 9786133994492