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Are ponies baby horses, or are they a different species?

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Are ponies baby horses or are they just small horses?
asked Dec 4, 2013 in Horse Breeds by (1,180 points)

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A pony is a separate breed , it is a small horse. A horse that stands 14.2 hands (a hand measure is 4 inches), high or less is considered a pony. Conformation, the body shape, is also taken into consideration. The pony developed after surviving in a harsh environment where food was scarce, producing smaller horses. The pony's size was then maintained through selective breeding.
answered Dec 11, 2013 by (36,420 points)