Breed Standards

Height

The height of th Breeding Connemara Pony is 128cms to 148cms. (12.2 to 14.2 Hands High).

 

Colours

Grey, black, Bay, Brown, Dun with occasional Roan & Chestnut, Palamino, & Dark Eyed Cream.

 

Type

Compact, well-balanced riding type with good depth and substance and good heart room, standing on short legs, covering a lot of ground.

 

Head

Well balanced pony head of medium length with good width between large kindly eyes. Pony ears, well defined cheekbone jaw relatively deep but not coarse.

 

Front

Head well-set onto neck. Crest should not be over developed. Neck not set too low. Good length of rein. Well-defined withers, good sloping shoulders.

 

Body

Body should be deep, with strong back, some length permissable but should be well-ribbed up and with strong loin.

 

Limbs

Good length and strength in forearm, well-defined knees and short cannons, with flat bone measuring 18cms to 21cms. Elbows should be free. Pasterns of medium length, feet well shaped, of medium size, hard and level.

 

Hind Qtrs

Strong and Muscular with some length, well-developed second thighs (Gaskin) and strong low-set hocks.

 

Movement

Movement free easy and true, without undue knee action, but active and covering ground.

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