|Alternative names:||Faeroes pony, Faroese horse, Faeroe Island Horse, Føroyski Hesturin (Faroese)|
|Country of origin:||Faroe Islands|
|Horse (Equus ferus caballus)|
The Faroe pony, Faeroes Pony, or Faroese Horse, is a small pony, its height is between 11.1 to 12.1 hands (45 to 49 inches, 114 to 124 cm) Because of its height it is technically a pony, but people on the Faroe Islands call it a horse because of its strength. The colors of the pony are mainly brown, chestnut and black. It is known to be very hardy, friendly, adaptable and surefooted pony.
The pony was used in the old days to carry or haul heavy loads at the farms and when it wasn't at work, it was released onto the mountains where it roamed free. Today it is mostly used as a riding horse for children.when?] been recognised as a unique breed.
Because there is no active B.I.P. Station (Border Inspection Post) available at the moment[when?], the Faroe pony cannot be exported, which means that these horses are only to be seen on the Faroe Islands and therefore are little known in other countries.
- Norwegian Fjord horse