Highland Pony Breed Profile
History Of The Highland Pony
The Highland pony has inhabited Northern Scotland for many years and was used as an agricultural pony and hauling timber. Highland ponies were also used as a hunting pony and driving pony.
The Highland Pony Society was formed in 1923.
The Highland pony is currently listed as 'at risk' by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust.
Height Of The Highland Pony
The Highland pony stands 13 to 14.2 hh.
Colour Of The Highland Pony
The Highland pony is dun, grey, black, brown, bay or occasionally liver chestnut with silver mane and tail. Many Highland ponies have a dorsal stripe and may show zebra markings on the legs.
Breed Characteristics Of The Highland Pony
The Highland pony has a broad neat head, strong neck, strong body with short back, short strong legs, flowing mane and full tail. It has a free and straight action.
Temperament Of The Highland Pony
The Highland Pony is docile, intelligent and sensitive.
Uses Of The Highland Pony
The Highland pony makes a good child's pony, trekking pony or driving pony. Highland ponies are often used for forestry work.