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Gotland Pony
Scientific Name:
Equus caballus
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average is 11.2 to 13 hands tall.
Relatively Non-Aggressive
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Gotland Pony

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Gotland Pony Description
  The Gotland Pony is a primative breed that has been known on the island of Gotland for thousands of years. In Swedish, they are called Russ, Skogsruss, Gotlandruss, skogsbaggar, and Skogshast. They are extremely popular as a children's horse. They can also be used for agricultural work. Although the Gotland Pony is small, it is strong enough to hold most adults. They are known for their friendly nature and willingness to work hard, but can also be somewhat stubborn. They are a very sturdy animal, which comes from living in the wild for centuries, and possibly for millenniums. They are known for their stamina, which enables them to trot for days on end. Their conformation is light and elegant, with pronounced withers, a long back, and a sloping croup. Its legs are very strong with hard feet. Although all colors are possible for the Gotlands, the most common colors are dun and bay. For a Gotland to be pedigreed, it must not be albino, roan, or piebald.  
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