Today's breeds of British Native
Ponies are the products of long and natural development of the
wild ponies of the harsh and rugged regions of England, Wales,
Scotland and Ireland. Generations of selective breeding have
further developed these animals into the ponies that we all know
today. The protection of the future of these animals rest with
the individual Breed Societies, each of which issue a standard
against which an individual pony can be measured. The Breed Societies
also keep a register of pure and part breed ponies which can
be used to trace the animals bloodlines back for many generations.
Use these links to view the characteristics
of each type of pony.