Today’s Horse Facts: The British Spotted Pony

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Have you ever heard of the British Spotted Pony? 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 coloration. Let’s see how you do in today’s T/F quiz:

  1. A British Spotted Pony can be from 32 inches to 58 inches tall.
  2. The British Spotted Ponies are very lazy and laid back.
  3. The British Spotted Pony can be traced back to pre-historic times.
  4. A breed of horse called the Knabstupper is used to breed British Spotted Horses and Ponies in order to give them their unique spotted pattern.
  5. The hooves must be striped in order to be a British Spotted Pony.
  6. Leopard pattern is when a British Spotted Pony has white spots on a dark base coat.
  7. British Spotted Ponies are generally used for pets.
  8. British Spotted Ponies are normally gray and white colored coat.
  9. The British Spotted Horse and Pony Society was formed in 1922.

10.  Today the British Spotted Pony has about 800 registered ponies in its stud book.

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

  1. T
  2. F   The British Spotted Ponies are hardy and very active.
  3. T
  4. T
  5. T
  6. F   Snowflake pattern is when a British Spotted Pony has white spots on a dark base coat.
  7. T
  8. T
  9. F   The British Spotted Horse and Pony Society was formed in 1947.
  10. T

 

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

http://horse-breeds.findthebest.com/l/393/British-Spotted-Pony

http://www.equisearch.com/resources/breeds/britishspotprofile/

http://www.britishspottedponysociety.co.uk/breed-characteristics.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Spotted_Pony

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

Happy riding!

Marsha

http://www.marshahubler.com

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