Newfoundland pony

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The Newfoundland pony is a breed of pony originating in Newfoundland formerly used as a beast of burden. It was considered the all purpose pony, in large part because it has several desirable characteristics: stamina, strength, intelligence, courage, obedience, willingness, and common sense. Newfoundland ponies are generally hard workers and easy keepers.

Physical Characteristics

Physical characteristics of the Newfoundland pony include a height of 11-14.2 hands in height; a dark, thick mane, and also a dark, thick tail in lower sections. It is commonly brownish in color though other colors are common; some Newfoundland ponies experience mild to drastic color changes from season to season. The weight of the pony ranges from 400 up to 800 pounds, its hooves are small, hard, and its tail is low set. Newfoundland Ponies can come in a variety of colors that include blue roan, grey, chestnut, black, and bay.

History

The ancestors of the Newfoundland pony arrived in Newfoundland from the British Isles. The ancestors were predominantly Exmoor but also included the Welsh Pony, the Galloway Pony (extinct), and the New Forest pony, which adapted well to the similar climate. Over a few...
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