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[ INDEX ] Equine Type: Horse Breed: Landais Pony (Landais)   [ PREV ] [ NEXT ]
Landais Pony Bay Coat (left view)
Bay Coat (left view)
Landais Pony Chestnut Coat (normal view)
Chestnut Coat (normal view)

Landais Pony Seal Brown Coat (front view)
Seal Brown Coat (front view)
Landais Pony Sooty Brown Coat (right view)
Sooty Brown Coat (right view)

The Landais Pony is a rare French pony breed.

The pony from the marshes of Landes:
It is unclear when the Landais Pony first appeared in the region of Landes, but it roamed the local marshes and forests for thousands of years, and became well-adapted to the marshy terrains.

The breed received Arabian blood at multiple points throughout history, but especially during the first half of the 20th century. Following World War II, Landais Ponies were also crossed with Welsh Ponies.

The Landais Pony Today:
The population of Landais Ponies started to decline during the 20th century, and by the 1960s less than 200 Landais Ponies were left. Therefore, conservation efforts started to take place, and included the foundation of the breed's studbook in 1967, but the breed remains rare.

Today, Landais Ponies are primarily used as sport ponies for children.

Conformation:
The influence of the Arabian on the Landais is apparent in the conformation of the latter. The head is light and slender, the eyes are large, the ears are small, the neck is long and can be arched or thick, the back is short, and the croup is slightly sloped.

The tail and mane often grow long, and the legs have light feathering behind the fetlocks.

Performance metrics:
The following are the: range, average, (SD), and MOE of performance metrics of ordered Landais Ponies in Horse Isle (not bred ones). In rare cases, horses might have metrics outside of the range. Breeders can produce horses that are beyond this range.

Speed: 13.8-15.7, 14.6 (0.5), 0.09.
Sprint: 39-57, 48 (4), 0.76.

Accel: 0.92-1.14, 1.03 (0.05), 0.01.
Decel: 0.93-1.08, 1.01 (0.03), 0.01.

Jump: 5.09-5.34, 5.22 (0.06), 0.01.
Pull: 1.50-2.39, 1.99 (0.22),0.04 .

Turning: 49.02-63.14, 55.77 (2.87), 0.56.
Reverse: 2.3-3.0, 2.7 (0.2), 0.03.

Stamina: 44.89-50.43, 47.84 (1.37), 0.27.
Reaction: 0.68-0.80, 0.75 (0.03), 0.01.

Coats & Height:
Colors: bay, black, brown, and chestnut, the latter is often flaxen.

Additionals: flaxen, sooty. The coat is always solid.
No mealy? While there are Landais Ponies who are described as "mealy black," their coat is not truly mealy (pangare), but simply seal brown.

Height: 11.2hh to 14.2hh.
* note that only horses who are 12hh or higher are rideable in Horse Isle.
Landais Pony Seal Brown Coat
Seal Brown Coat
Landais Pony Sooty Brown Coat
Sooty Brown Coat
Landais Pony Sooty Sepia Brown Coat
Sooty Sepia Brown Coat
Landais Pony Sepia Brown Coat
Sepia Brown Coat
Landais Pony Brown Coat
Brown Coat
Landais Pony Red Bay Coat
Red Bay Coat
Landais Pony Golden Mahogany Bay Coat
Golden Mahogany Bay Coat
Landais Pony Bay Coat
Bay Coat
Landais Pony Red Chestnut Coat
Red Chestnut Coat
Landais Pony Bright Chestnut Coat
Bright Chestnut Coat


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