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Zaniskari pony

Zaniskari pony
Country of origin: India
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)

The Zaniskari pony is a breed found around Leh and Laddakh in the area of Jammu and Kashmir (Northern India). This breed is endangered by interbreeding with nondescript ponies, though the Animal Husbandry Department of Jammu and Kashmir has started a program for conservation at a farm in Leh.

Physical characteristics

Zaniskari ponies stand 120-140 cm in height, and weigh 320-450 kg. Their coloration runs from usually grey to black, though some specimens are a reddish, coppery color. The breed is able to carry heavy loads at high altitude and are used for work.


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