Connemara Pony Breed Profile

Connemara Pony

History Of The Connemara Pony

Connemara ponies have existed in Western Ireland for many years although the exact origins of the ponies is unclear. The Connemara was used as a pack pony carrying loads of seaweed, peat, corn and potatoes to market and also used for agricultural work. The first volume of the Connemara Pony stud was published in 1926 and the Connemara Pony Breeder's Society was formed in 1928.

Height Of The Connemara Pony

The Connemara pony stands 13 to 14.2 hh.

Colour Of The Connemara Pony

The Connemara pony is most usually grey, but bay, black, brown, dun, and occasionally roan, chestnut and palomino.

Breed Characteristics Of The Connemara Pony

The Connemara has a well shaped head, compact body with medium length neck, fine sloping shoulder, strong back, well developed quarters and short legs. The Connemara pony is hardy and strong, with a free and active movement.

Temperament Of The Connemara Pony

Connemara ponies are good tempered, sensible and intelligent with good jumping ability.

Uses Of The Connemara Pony

The Connemara is an excellent child or adult's pony. Ideal for show jumping and driving.

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