The Balearic horse, developed in Majorca,
bears a striking resemblance to the horses illustrated on ancient
Greek pottery and coins, and those that were pictured on the Parthenon
frieze. It is, technically speaking, a pony, standing around 14
hh, but it exhibits many horse-like characteristics.
It has a delicate but usually Roman-nosed
head, with ears that point backwards. It has a bristly, upright
mane adorning a thick, arched neck. The body is strong with fine
legs. The Balearic has a graceful, free-flowing action. It is quiet
in nature and is often used for harness and farm work.
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