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General information about ponies: breeds, characteristics, and care

What Horses Have Furry Feet (Feathers) and Why? Breeds and Facts

At Mardi Gras, the furry feet of the Clydesdales horses fascinated our grandchildren. They wanted to know all about the extraordinary hair and other horse breeds with similar hair around their feet. Many horse breeds have furry feet, and they come in all shapes and sizes. However, most horses with hairy feet are large draft …

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Why Are Ponies So Mean and Why Do They Bite?

A pony can be an entertaining pet, especially if you have children. However, sometimes people can be shocked by their aggressive behavior. In some cases, they have been known to nip people. Ponies are mean for a variety of reasons, the type of characteristics they show often depends on the breed and the way it’s …

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10 Differences Between Ponies and Horses: Size, Breeds …

My granddaughter labels every pony a baby horse; when I correct her, she always asks, “what the difference.” So I decided to provide a thorough answer for her and anyone else interested in knowing the differences between horses and ponies. There are numerous differences between ponies and horses; ponies can’t be taller than 14.2 hands, …

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What do Ponies Eat? Plus Pony Facts Every Owner Should Know

My niece and nephew got their first pony and want to ensure it eats appropriately. So they ask me what ponies eat? I had a pretty good idea but decided to do some research so that I could provide them with the best answer possible. Ponies eat grass, hay, and grain on occasion. A pony …

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Can Ponies and Horses Breed? How Would Their Babies Look?

Our neighbors have seven children and a pasture of horses and ponies. Because some of the ponies are females and there is a stallion among the horses, it prompted my grandson to ask me if the horses and ponies can breed with each other. Ponies and horses can crossbreed, and they often do. Their offspring …

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Is a Pony a Baby Horse? a Physical and Emotional Comparison

My granddaughter is convinced a pony is a baby horse. Is she correct, is a pony a baby horse? I needed to provide her the most straightforward explanation possible, so I thoroughly researched ponies and “baby horses.” ponies are not “baby horses”; they are equines under 14.2 hands. A “baby horse” is a foal that will grow …

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Pony Horses: 5 Reason Racehorses Have Another Horse With Them

When we were recently at the track, a friend ask why racehorses were escorted by a pony horse. Her question made me wonder about pony horse’s role in horseracing, so I decided to do some research. Racehorses have another horse with them before the race to help them stay calm, and as relaxed as possible …

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What Is a Baby Horse Called? When Do They Stand and More…

We took my granddaughter to a friends’ ranch to see his “baby horses,” he pointed to a few and referred to them by various names. My confused granddaughter asked us why he doesn’t call them baby horses. All baby horses are called foals, regardless of their gender, until they’re one year old. Males foals are …

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