is one of the native breeds of Japan and is the wildest
of all the Japanese breeds. It is also fairly rare.
Today, there are only about 100 Misakis left. It makes
it home on the meadow of Toimisaki, or "Cape Toi,"
on the south side of Miyazaki Prefecture. Cape Toi is
a very important center for tourism in Kyushu. The Misaki
ponies run wild in this area. Man has very rarely been
able to control the Misaki. The Misaki is a fairly small
animal, much like all the other Japanese breeds. Their
head is large in proportion to their bodies, which are
short and stocky. They are usually bay or black, and
sometimes chestnut. They rarely have white markings
of any kind.