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Bhirum Pony

Country of Origin: Nigeria

Bhirum Pony


The Bhirum Pony or Nigerian Pony is a dwarf breed from northern regions of Nigeria. This breed is thought to be a descendant of the little known Poney Mousseye of Cameroon.


This pony is thought to come from the Barb which was brought to Nigeria by Nomads. These animals were bred to local ponies & the resulting animal became the Bhirum Pony.

The Nigerian is a large pony breed, although they are occasionally referred to as small horses. These animals are incredibly versatile & can resist the heat of their environment.


Average height 14 – 14.2 hands
Considered a handsome pony, this animal exhibits some horselike features.


Head is plain with straight profile
Ears are small & alert
Neck is short & shoulder sloping
Chest is deep
Short back with sloping Barb croup
Legs are strong, but sometimes hindquarters are poorly developed

Traditional Colors

All colors


Quiet & tough


Light draft
Pack horse
Riding horse

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Country of Origin: Nigeria | Colors:
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