Galician Pony

Galician 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 Galician pony (Cabalo Galego or Poldro Galaico in Galician), is a breed of pony developed in Galicia (Spain). It has had an influence on the Galiceno breed in Mexico and, allegedly, on the Mustang. It is thought to have developed partly from a mix of Celtic horses, Roman horses and horses brought to Galicia by the Swabians. The ponies are hardy and rugged. They are between 1.20 and 1.40 meters in height, and have a short body and strong legs. They have a straight profile, and usually are chestnut in color. In the Middle Ages these ponies were rented or swapped for other horses at the border between Galicia and Castile, since the Galician pony was more sturdy and suitable for the rugged landscape of the country. The ponies are currently used for riding and meat production, although they had been used to produce brushes from their mane hairs. A herdbook was formed in 1994. A 1973 study by Pedro Iglesias estimated more than 20,000 Galician ponies are free in the mountains of Northwestern Iberian Peninsula. Nevertheless, it is thought that their numbers have probably decreased.
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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 95g
  • Culp Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6133994703
  • 9786133994706