- Poney Mousseye -

Although the exact heritage of the Poney Mousseye is not known, it is thought that they might have common roots with the Nigerian.  They are fairly small ponies that exhibits some horselike features, and, like the Nigerian,  the Poney Mousseye has been described as a 'degenerate Barb'. Fascinatingly,  the fairly rare Poney Mousseye lives mainly in areas around the river Logone, which is notorious for the tsetse fly whose bite brings on sleeping sickness.

The Poney Mousseye, however, appears to be resistant to this, while other equine breeds are not. They live a geographically isolated existence and largely, have been unaffected by other breeds. Poney Mousseyes generally make good riding ponies and in appearance have a heavy head, a short, thick neck, and a long back. Their legs are short but strong and the Poney Mousseye possesses great stamina and endurance. Although mostly gray or chestnut, the Poney Mousseye can be any color. They stand under 12 hands high, no taller.

Check out the following links for more info about the Poney Mousseye breed!

http://www.probertencyclopaedia.com/B74.HTM (scroll down - alphabetical listings)

 

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