Highland Pony

Cara Hix, Okirani Zubiate, Drew Bower

Where did it come from?

The Highland pony originates from an area of Scottland known as the Highlands.

Description

Highland ponies are mainly used for means of transporting deer and other game off the hill.

Characterics

Two basic ponies: the Garron and the smaller pony. The Garron was bred for increased size in the 19th century to be used for hauling timber in the forest. It stands between 13.2 and 14.2 hands. The head is carried high with eyes set apart and relatively close to the muzzle; the ears are short and the neck is arched with a long mane.

Occasionally a dorsal stripe is present. Also the mane and tale are usually silver.

Temperment

Highland ponies are dosile, easy handle, and highly trainable. This is why these ponies are seen in petting zoos, physical therapy, and training children and the elderly.