The Hackney pony is purely man made breed, they were developed using selective breeding with the goal of creating a pony type within the Hackney breed.
In 1872 Christopher Wilson of Westmorland began crossing Hackney animals (part trotter & part roadster) with Fell & Welsh ponies. His breeding plan was an immediate success and these fast, fancy trotting ponies were well received.
The Hackney Pony does not have their own stud book, but rather they are registered as a pony type under the Hackney Horse Studbook.
Average height 12.1 – 14.1 hands
Distinctive flashy movement
Head is light & long with a straight profile
Eyes are large & expressive
Neck is arched, muscular & upright
Back is short & straight
Shoulders are sloping & muscular
Legs are slender but strong
Feed are sound
Spirited and noble
Enhancing other bloodlines
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