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.
|Temperament/ Personality||Diligent, tough, gentle, easy-to-handle and adaptable,|
|Physical Characteristics||Strong neck and limbs; large and well-developed heart and lungs|
|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|
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.