- Pottock -

The Pottock is one of the few pure ponies in France that is still semi-wild. It's influence is the Welsh B and the Arabian. There are 3 types of Pottock, Standard, pinto and the Double. They stand anywhere between 11hh and 14.2hh. It is a Tarpan descendant and it inhabits the mountains. It was used as a pack pony with some success. It is now used for saddle and harness mostly. It is hardy and resourceful. It has a good disposition but many conformation defects. It has a dish face, overloaded shoulders, light legs with a lack of bone. Strong hooves, straight back, short quarters, a slope down from croup but tail is carried high. It's colors are bay, brown and liver chestnut in full and part.

By dhandel@ibm.net

For more information on the Pottock breed, check out the following websites!

http://www.paralumun.com/ponypottock.htm

http://www.giveusahome.co.uk/allpets/horses/pottok.htm

 

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