The Brazilian pony, a breed of small-sized equines, was originally bred to promote various equestrian sporting events for children. Now, these animals are commonly kept as pets.
|Temperament/Personality||Calm, docile, friendly|
|Physical Characteristics||Triangular head, straight/slightly concave profile; small, mobile ears directed upward; expressive and widely-spaced eyes; muscular, well-defined neck; abundant and silky mane and tail; wide, muscular, and deep chest; short and straight back; well-defined, medium-sized legs|
|Colors||All solid colors; appaloosa and pinto patterns are valued|
|Height (size)||8.3-9.8 hands (84-100 cm, 33-39 inches)|
|Common Uses||As a riding pony and cart horse|
|Health||A healthy breed; no known breed-specific diseases|
|Popular Traits||Balanced conformation, strength, affectionate and obedient nature|
|Feeding/Diet||Good-quality grass and hay; grains should be fed in small amounts|
|Country of Origin||Brazil|
|Ancestors||Falabella Horse, Scottish Ponies, native breeds from Paraguay and Uruguay|
Although not much is known about the origin of Brazilian ponies, they are said to have evolved from the Argentine Falabella horses and sturdy little Scottish ponies, as well as influenced by native equine breeds from Paraguay and Uruguay. Subsequently, these animals were crossbred with American ponies for refinement, but it was later discontinued since the crosses were much larger than what was expected.