Burmese pony: Originating in the Shan state of Eastern Myanmar, the burmese pony is still bred today by local hill tribes.
Most likely deriving from the Mongolian horse it strongly resembles the Bhutia, and Manipuri ponies of the Himalayan Mountains.
They are mainly used as trekking and pack ponies because they are strong and well suited to the mountainous conditions.
Burmese ponies may grow to reach 13hh, and are brown, bay, chestnut, black or gray in color.
Bred for function and durability with little regard to conformation and beauty, they have a quiet temperment and a willing nature.
Well adapted to a harsh environment they are a very a short strided, sure footed, tough pony which enables them to traverse the mountainous terrain with ease.
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