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[ INDEX ] Equine Type: Horse Breed: Sumba Pony (Sumba)   [ PREV ] [ NEXT ]
Sumba Pony Dun Coat (left view)
Dun Coat (left view)
Sumba Pony Red Dun2 Coat (normal view)
Red Dun2 Coat (normal view)

Sumba Pony Grey Coat (front view)
Grey Coat (front view)
Sumba Pony Grulla Coat (right view)
Grulla Coat (right view)

The Sumba is an Indonesian pony breed that is bred in Sumba Island, and should not be confused with the Sumbawa Pony, which is a different Indonesian breed (see the 'Sumbawa Pony.')

The perfect dance partner:
Not much is known about the origins of the Sumba Pony other than it was created out of Mongolian and Chinese stocks. Whatever its origins were, the Sumba grew to be a light pony with light gaits and natural agility.

Today, Sumba Ponies are primarily used for lance-throwing and traditional dancing. For the dance, the ponies usually have bells tied around their knees, and their rider rides bareback. The dance consists of a rapid trotting gait performed on roughly the same spot while the head of the pony is held high.

Sumba Ponies are almost identical in appearance to the Sumbawa Pony, though the latter is a bit smaller in size. They have large heads with straight profiles, short necks, low withers, long backs, sloping croups, and slender legs.

The mane is coarse and is often cut short to stand upright. The tail is finer but grows long.

Performance metrics:
The following are the: range, average, (SD), and MOE of performance metrics of ordered Sumba 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: 13.3-14.4, 13.9 (0.2), 0.04.
Sprint: 31-40, 36 (2), 0.38.

Accel: 0.79-0.95, 0.86 (0.03), 0.01.
Decel: 0.78-0.97, 0.89 (0.03), 0.01.

Jump: 4.87-5.13, 4.99 (0.05), 0.01.
Pull: 1.25-1.69, 1.46 (0.1), 0.02.

Turning: 40.18-54.34, 48.51 (2.96), 0.58.
Reverse: 2.2-2.8, 2.6 (0.1), 0.02.

Stamina: 43.44-47.27, 45.20 (0.93), 0.18.
Reaction: 0.65-0.76, 0.71 (0.03), 0.00.

Coats & Height:
Colors: usually bay-dun, but also grulla, and red-dun. Non-dun ponies come in bay, black, brown, chestnut, and grey.

Additionals: flaxen, sooty, dark mane & tail. They usually exhibit primitive markings (linebacked), though in rare cases they can lack them. The coat is usually solid, but in rare cases it can be tobiano.

Height: the average height of Sumba ponies is 12hh, and in Horse Isle they stand between 11.2 and 12.2hh.
Sumba Pony Black Coat
Black Coat
Sumba Pony Coal Black Coat
Coal Black Coat
Sumba Pony Seal Brown Coat
Seal Brown Coat
Sumba Pony Linebacked Brown Coat
Linebacked Brown Coat
Sumba Pony Linebacked Red Bay Coat
Linebacked Red Bay Coat
Sumba Pony Linebacked Bright Bay Coat
Linebacked Bright Bay Coat
Sumba Pony Linebacked Red Chocolate Chestnut Coat
Linebacked Red Chocolate Chestnut Coat
Sumba Pony Grulla Coat
Grulla Coat
Sumba Pony Grulla Coat
Grulla Coat
Sumba Pony Slate Grulla Coat
Slate Grulla Coat
Sumba Pony Sooty Dun Coat
Sooty Dun Coat
Sumba Pony Sooty Dun Coat
Sooty Dun Coat
Sumba Pony Dun Coat
Dun Coat
Sumba Pony Dun Coat
Dun Coat
Sumba Pony Red Dun Coat
Red Dun Coat
Sumba Pony Grey Coat
Grey Coat
Sumba Pony Dun Tobiano2 Coat
Dun Tobiano2 Coat
Sumba Pony Dun Tobiano Coat
Dun Tobiano Coat

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