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American Walking Pony

Country of Origin: USA

Intro

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.

Origins

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).

Features

Average height 14 hands
Light, flowing action

Physique

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

Traditional Colors

Solid colors

Temperament

Calm & willing

Use

Cart pony
Show pony
Sport pony
Pleasure pony

Helpful Links

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American Walking Pony Registry

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