Highland Pony

highland-cropped

Breed Standard

Height – The height is 13hh to 14.2hh (132-148 cms)

Colour & Markings – Various shades of dun – mouse, yellow, grey, cream and fox. Also grey, brown, black and occasional bay and livery chestnut with silver mane and tail. Most ponies carry the dorsal eel stripe and may have zebra markings on the forelegs. Apart from a small star, white markings (blazes, socks etc) are disliked and discouraged. Stallions with white markings (other than a small star) are not eligible for registration

Head – Well carried, broad between alert and kindly eyes. Short between eyes and muzzle. Muzzle not pinched with wide nostrils

Neck – Strong and not short. Good arched top-line. Throat clean and not fleshy
Shoulders – Well sloped with pronounced withers

Body – Compact. Back with slight natural curve. Deep chest with well sprung ribs

Quarters – Powerful, strong with well developed thigh and second thigh

Legs – Feet & Joints Flat hard bone. Forearm strong with broad knee, short cannons. Pasterns oblique and not too short. Well shaped hard, dark hooves. Forearm placed well under the weight of the body. Hocks clean and flat. Feather silky and not overly-heavy ending in a prominent tuft at the fetlock

Mane & Tail – Hair should be long, silky and flowing – not coarse. Tail set fairly high and carried gaily