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Baguio Light Horse

Country of Origin: Philippines

Baguio Light Horse


Similar to the Baguio Pony, the light horse of the same name derives from horse stock brought into the Philippines by Chinese, Brazilian & South American dealers or traders, who then abandoned their animals.

Baguio Light Horse

Image from 333junction


The various breeds that were the basis of the Baguio Light Horses & ponies made for a rather lovely small horse. Due to the extreme local weather, they also bred tough & resistent. The larger Baguio Light Horse is generally used for tourist teens & adults trail rides, the smaller ponies are given to children. They are often decorated & their manes are dyed with brilliant colors to attract the tourists.

Tourism is the primary source of income for the ‘pony boys’ who care for & maintain the rides – the horses are their main commodities.


Average height 13.2 – 13.7 hands


Head is rough
Neck is short
Shoulder is beveled
Medium length back
Bushy mane & long tail
Hooves are hard

Traditional Colors

All colors except appaloosa


Kind & forgiving


Trail horse
Riding horse


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Country of Origin: Philippines | Colors:
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