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Points, description and characteristics of the Connemara Pony

    The Connemara Pony Breeders' Society of Ireland describes the today's Connemara Pony in the Connemara Pony Stud Book, Volume 21 (1999) as follows:

  POINTS OF THE CONNEMARA PONY
   
Height: The height of the breeding Connemara pony is normally 128 cms. to
  148 cms.
Colours: Grey, black, bay, brown, dun with occasional roan and chestnut,
  palomino and dark eyed creams.
Type: Compact, well-balanced riding type with good depth and substance
  and good heart room, standing on short legs, covering a lot of ground.
   
  DESCRIPTION OF THE CONNEMARA PONY
   
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 on too low. Good length of rein. Well-defined withers, good
  sloping shoulders.
Body: Body should be deep, with strong back, some length permissible but
  should be well-ribbed up and with strong loins.
Limbs: Good length and strength in forearm, well-defined knees and short
  cannons, with flat bone measuring 18 cms. to 21 cms.
  Elbows should be free. Pasterns of medium length, feet well shaped,
  of medium size, hard and level.
Hind Quarters: Strong and muscular with some length, well-developed second 
  thighs (Gaskin) and strong lowset hocks.
Movement: Movement free easy and true, without undue knee action, but active
and covering the ground.
   
  CHARACTERISTICS
   
Good temperament, hardiness, staying power, intelligence, soundness, surefooted-
ness, jumping ability, suitable for child or adult.

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