Breed Standard

GENERAL:
A strong, active animal, full of spirit and giving the impression of a small horse rather than a pony.

HEAD: 
A broad forehead tapering towards the muzzle. 
A bright, kind and gentle eye.
Small, profusely haired ears set wide apart.

NECK:
Strong and deep at the base where it joins the shoulder.
Stallions may display an arched crest.
Long, flowing mane that can lay on both sides/either side of the neck.

SHOULDERS:
Well-laid, long, sloping shoulders.
Withers not to fine or prominent.

BODY:
Straight back (top line).
Low withers.
Sloping croup.
Low-set Tail.

LEGS / FEET:
Small iron-hard hooves and legs but with a relatively thick cannon bone.
May have feathering on the backs of the cannon bones.
Often have raised or elevated frogs.
Hooves should not require shoes for strength or stability.

SIZE:
Average mean height of 13hh at maturity (6 years of age) with a range from 12hh to 14.2hh. [females generally 12hh to 13.2hh and males generally 13hh to 14.2hh but there are exceptions in both areas] 

COLOUR:
Predominantly varieties of Dun [Bay, Black or Grulla, Red] but any solid colour except white, creams or variations thereof.
White markings permitted on the face providing they do not extend from eye to eye and/or be classified as a "white face".
White markings permitted on the lower leg below the knee.
No patterned colours.
Often exibiting one or more dun markings on any colour.

ACTION: Clean, straight and true. The trot should be smooth and flowing.

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