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Yonaguni (horse)

Country of origin: Japan
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

The Yonaguni or Yonaguni uma (与那国馬?) is a breed of horse native to the southwest islands of Japan, specifically Yonaguni Island. It is a small breed of pony height, typically 11 hands (1.15 m). It is also very rare, with fewer than 200 individuals known to live in Japan.[1] It is one of eight horse breeds native to Japan.[2]

See also


  1. Yonaguni
  2. The eight native Japanese horse breeds are the Hokkaido Pony, Kiso, Misaki, Miyako Pony, Noma pony, Tokara, Tsushima, and Yonaguni


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