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Ponies were first introduced to Australia in 1803. By 1920,rna distinct type had emerged there. A stud book was opened nine years later detailingrnthe standards of conformation for the pony. The basic stock for the AustralianrnPony is the Welsh Mountain Pony of Type A. Shetlands were introduced to givernsolid constitution and strength. Thoroughbred, Arab, and Hackney were laterrnintroduced. rnrn 

rnrnAustralian Ponies have a show quality head: slightly concavernwith alert ears and dark eyes. Their neck is nicely rounded, their shouldersrnslope back and their hindquarters are well-rounded and proportioned. Their tailrnis set high and gaily carried, their leg bones are flat showing strength. They standrnbetween 12 and 14 hands high.

Although they are an excellent pony both in conformation andrntemperament, they are relatively unknown outside of their own country.

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