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Good Things in Small Packages

Ponies and small horses have always been favored mounts for young children. Small in stature but substantial in worth, these diminutive equines have also proven themselves invaluable as work, pack, and driving animals. How much do you know about these little power-houses? Take this quiz and find out. I'll score your quiz and return the results to you via email. Have fun!


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Only one of the following is a true pony breed; the other two are small horse breeds of pony height. Which is the true pony breed?
Basuto
Caspian
Gotland

What is considered pony height?
under 14.2 hands
14.2 hands and under
the definition varies according to the context and governing body

Which of the following three breeds is the smallest?
Newfoundland
Falabella
Shetland

In general, ponies' lifespans tend to be ... ?
shorter than horses
longer than horses
about the same as horses

Which of the following is the oldest native British pony breed?
Dales
Fell
Exmoor

Which of the following breeds is not naturally gaited (having a gait other than walk, trot, canter, and gallop)?
Asturcon
Galiceno
Mongolian

Which of the following pony breeds is not extinct?
Manipur
Fen
Galloway

Which of the following have not been generally utilized as pack animals?
Dales
New Forest
Dartmoor

The progenitors of the Hackney Pony are reported to have been a 14 hand Hackney stallion named Sir George and a pony-sized mare named The Pet. What breed was The Pet reported to be?
Thoroughbred
Arabian
Welsh pony

Which of the following pony breeds did not evolve on an island ?
Eriskay
Faeroes
Bhirum

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