This breed was discovered in September 1995 by the French
explorer Michel Peissel and is believed (snort) to be the missing link in horse evolution (yeah
right). It greatly resembles the ponies depicted in cave paintings in Tibet. The Riwoche has an
angular shape with a heavy head and a bristly mane. Their coats are typically beige with an eel
stripe down the back and zebra markings on the legs. The local Bon-po people of the Riwoche valley
round up the ponies and use them for work quite often.
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