American Walking Pony
The American Walking Pony is a relatively new pony breed, developed for use as a show pony in gaited show competitions. They are capable of multiple gaits, walk, pleasure walk, merry walk, trot, canter, slow gait & the rack.
The breed originated with a Tennessee Walking Horse / Welsh pony cross, which created a handsome animal with gliding gaits. The seven-gaits of this pony are inherited, in fact, both the pleasure walk & merry walk are unique to the breed.
The American Walking Pony Registry was founded in 1968, requiring that registrants parents are registered Walking horses or Welsh Ponies (or a cross between the two).
Average height 14 hands
Light, flowing action
Small, neatly chiseled head
Eyes are bold & set wide apart
Ears are well-shaped & pointed
Neck is long, arched & high-set
Back is short
Long, sloping shoulders & deep girth
Calm & willing
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American Walking Pony Registry