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By Maurice Gainsbourg

Last updated: 23rd March 2018

Andino Pony


Maurice Gainsbourg
Last updated: 23rd March 2018

The Andino Pony is indigenous to the Andes region of Peru, where they originated. These smart, hardy and robust horses are hardly found anywhere else outside Peru.

Andino Pony Pictures

Quick Information

Temperament/ Personality Diligent, tough, gentle, easy-to-handle and adaptable,
Physical Characteristics Strong neck and limbs; large and well-developed heart and lungs
Colors Unknown
Common Use For riding, transportation and as a workhorse
Height 12.1 to 13.1 hands
Health Healthy with no known breed-related issues
Popular Traits Tough natured and adapts well to the rugged terrain
Feeding/ Diet Hay and grain
Country of Origin Peru
Ancestors Spanish horses

Andino Horse Video


Though not much detail have been obtained regarding the history of origination of these horses, their ancestors are said to be the equines of the Spanish Conquistador. Throughout the centuries, they gradually developed to be small and compact beings by the process of natural selection, to cope with the harsh surroundings of the Andes Mountains. Their surefooted and appealing nature makes them suited for performing different tasks as well as serving as mounts.

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