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Landais Pony

Country of Origin: France

Landais Pony


The Landais Pony comes from the region of Landes in the southwest of France. They are known for being a fine pony that looks similar to a mini Arabian.

Landais Pony

Image from Ma Gali


This is a native breed that has been there since prehistoric times. They are thought to be descendants of the Tarpan, but Arabian blood was introduced in the 8th century & later early in the 20th century.

In 1946 the Landais was crossed with a number of larger animals in an effort to produce a more robust animal. Unfortunately this also diluted an ancient bloodline, leaving very few pure individuals. Luckily the French government stepped in and is attempting to preserve the breed using Arabian & Welsh Section B stallions sparingly to regenerate population. The breed is currently in danger.


Average height 11.1 – 13.1 hands


Head is Arabian in character
Eyes are large
Ears are small & pointed
Neck is long & arched
Back is short
Hooves are hard and well shaped

Traditional Colors

chestnut | black | bay


Intelligent & elegant
Easy going and kind

Landais Pony

Image from Eponimm


Children’s mount
Racing (trotting)

Helpful Links

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National French Association of Landais Pony

Where to Buy

Glebe Farm Arabians
Pony Centre


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