Anadolu Ponies, also
called Transbaikal Ponies, Native Turkish Ponies or just Turks, are the most
common Turkish horse breed. They are known for their speed, endurance, and
Anadolu ponies draw on
the blood of several ancient breeds, including the Arabian and Akhal-Teke, although
Anadolu bloodlines are ancient in their own right.
The Turkish people have always had a need for
this versatile native pony in farm work, as pack animals, and for
transportation. They require little care, making them easy to own almost
anywhere in the country.
They have an average height of 12.1 – 13.3 hands
and are a small horse with great strength and endurance. Their head is small
and can be refined – both convex and concave profiles, the ears are long and
set low. Their neck is short and thick, their withers are low, and they have a
narrow chest. Their legs are strong with good bone, and their feet are hard.
They are found in most common colors .They can survive in poor conditions and do
well as a pack horse or riding horse.