Reference Article

from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Chincoteague Pony

The Chincoteague Pony is a hardy breed that breed originates on the Atlantic island of Assateague.

The breed varies greatly in type and there is no true breed standard.

Natural selection and the introduction of different breeds, most notably Arabian and Mustang, have led to this lack of a true type.

Chincoteagues are known for being easy keepers and often do not require shoes.

Most Chincoteagues are between 13 and 14.5 hands.

Chincoteagues come in most all colors and patterns, with pinto being the most popular and the most prevalent.

Chincoteagues have excelled in the show ring in a variety of disciplines.

The wild ponies residing in the Maryland side of Assateague are owned and cared for by the U.S.

Park Service.

They are referred to as Assateague Ponies.

Note: This article excerpts material from the Wikipedia article "Chincoteague Pony", which is released under the GNU Free Documentation License.

See the following related content on ScienceDaily:


Related Stories


Share This



Search ScienceDaily

Number of stories in archives: 140,361

Find with keyword(s):
 
Enter a keyword or phrase to search ScienceDaily for related topics and research stories.

Save/Print:
Share:  

Breaking News:
from the past week

from the past week

In Other News

... from NewsDaily.com

Science News

Health News

Environment News

Technology News



Save/Print:
Share:  

Free Subscriptions


Get the latest science news with ScienceDaily's free email newsletters, updated daily and weekly. Or view hourly updated newsfeeds in your RSS reader:

Get Social & Mobile


Keep up to date with the latest news from ScienceDaily via social networks and mobile apps:

Have Feedback?


Tell us what you think of ScienceDaily -- we welcome both positive and negative comments. Have any problems using the site? Questions?
Mobile iPhone Android Web
Follow Facebook Twitter Google+
Subscribe RSS Feeds Email Newsletters
Latest Headlines Health & Medicine Mind & Brain Space & Time Matter & Energy Computers & Math Plants & Animals Earth & Climate Fossils & Ruins