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The Pottok: not always a prairie pony:
Originally, Pottok ponies roamed only on the French side of the Pyrenees Mountains. These ponies were small in size and compact in conformation, two traits that enabled them to migrate from one grazing ground to another and be content with the rough vegetation that the mountains had to offer.
These mountain ponies still exist today and are called "Mountain Pottoks" (see the 'Mountain Pottok' for more inf.)
The birth of the Prairie Pottok:
During the second half of the 20th century, some of the Mountain Pottoks were bred to serve as riding ponies. They were selected for their size and athletic performance, and were kept in meadows where they received better feed and consistent training.
Over the following decades, these Pottok ponies grew into a completely different subtype of the Pottok pony known today as "Prairie Pottok". Thanks to their athleticism, they became popular among the children in the region who used them for recreational riding and show-jumping.
The Prairie Pottok today:
Today, Prairie Pottoks are still bred and raised in meadows at the foot of the Pyrenees Mountains. They receive training from the day they are born to ensure that they feel confident and comfortable around humans.
Upon growing up, Prairie Pottoks serve as riding ponies for children who enjoy them as ponies for recreational dressage and show-jumping. Some Prairie Pottoks are also trained to serve as driving ponies for adults.
As mentioned above, Prairie Pottoks have a far more athletic conformation than their Mountain cousins. As such, their backs and legs are longer, their size is greater, and they can grow taller.
The following are the: range, average, (SD), and MOE of performance metrics of ordered Prairie Pottoks in Horse Isle (not bred ones). In rare cases,
Speed: 13.5-15.2, 14.3 (0.4), 0.07.
Sprint: 30-43, 37 (3), 0.58.
Accel: 0.76-0.94, 0.83 (0.04), 0.01.
Decel: 0.73-0.90, 0.82 (0.03), 0.01.
Jump: 4.76-5.02, 4.90 (0.06), 0.01.
Pull: 1.17-1.75, 1.47 (0.14), 0.03.
Turning: 38.45-50.58, 44.41 (2.79), 0.55.
Reverse: 2.0-2.7, 2.4 (0.2), 0.03.
Stamina: 43.42-50.28, 46.56 (1.53), 0.30.
Reaction: 0.73-0.83, 0.78 (0.02), 0.00.
Coats & Height:
Colors: bay, brown, chestnut, or black in color,
Additionals: flaxen, sooty. The coat is either solid or tobiano.
Height: 11.3hh to 14.2hh.
* in Horse Isle, ponies must be 12hh or taller to be rideable.
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