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Breed

The Kerry Bog Pony is a small sturdy Native Breed, standing approximately 102 - 117cms for stallions and 102 - 112 for mares. Originating in South Kerry it is now found in small numbers all around Ireland. There have also been a small number of ponies exported.

The Kerry Bog Pony has an intellegent head, strong neck set into rounded shoulder with a compact body. Muscular legs with good bone have very little feathering.  It has a short cannon bone, a short pastern with upright hooves. It comes in a variety of whole colours with chestnut and bay being very common. It is an extremely hardy pony.

This rare breed is an ideal family pony, full of character and fun.  Generations of use on small farms have produced a pony of calm temperament, willing and able to perform in a wide number of disciplines.

The Kerry Bog Pony is ideal for Lead Rein and First Ridden classes and can take a competent child Jumping and Cross Country where they are surefooted and careful.  

Adults and children alike can enjoy these ponies. Adults can take them to the Show ring for In Hand classes and, as they are strong for their size, they also make excellent driving ponies,

 

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