Today’s Horse Facts: The Australian Pony

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Have you ever seen an Australian Pony? The Australian Pony is a breed of pony that developed in Australia. It was greatly influenced by the native British breeds, especially the Welsh Pony, as well as some Arabian bloodlines. Let’s see how you do in today’s T/F quiz:

  1. The Australian Pony stands from 44 to 56 inches tall.
  2. Today, the Australian Pony is mainly used as a children’s mount and for smaller adult riders.
  3. The Australian Pony can only be gray.
  4. Horses first arrived in Australia in 1788.
  5. Australian Ponies are very popular even outside of their country.
  6. The neck of the Australian Pony is sort of short but well-set and nicely rounded.
  7. The Australian Pony also had influence from the Welsh Mountain PonyHackney ponyArabianShetland PonyHighland PonyConnemara PonyExmoor Pony, and from small Thoroughbreds.
  8. Australian Ponies are typically used as show ponies.
  9. The Australian Pony Stub Book Society came into being in 1988.

10.   Pinto patterned Australian Ponies are not allowed.

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Let me know if you got at least eight of these questions correct. If so, then you are an Australian Pony expert! Here are the answers:

  1. T
  2. T
  3. F   The Australian Pony can be any solid color.
  4. T
  5. F   Australian Ponies are relatively unknown outside of their own country.
  6. T
  7. T
  8. T
  9. F   The Australian Pony Stub Book Society came into being in 1931.
  10. T

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Well, do you know your horse facts about Australian Ponies? If you want to learn more, look up these other websites for you to check up on additional facts about the beautiful Australian Pony breed:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Pony

http://www.youpet.com/australian-pony/

http://cowboyfrank.net/fortvalley/breeds/AustralianPony.htm

http://www.ponynhorse.com/breed/Australian%20Riding%20Pony.html

(All information in this blog is referenced from the above websites)

Happy riding!

Marsha

http://www.marshahubler.com

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