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Virginia highlander horse general information

  • COLOR
    Coat colors of breed of horses include roan, chestnut, black and gray, as well the occasional white.
  • SIZE
    The Virginia highlander stands between 13 and 14 hands high.
  • WEIGHT
    N/A
  • LIFE EXPECTANCY
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  • ORIGIN
    This horse breed originated in the east and southeastern United States.
  • USES
    This breed of horses is mostly used for pleasure riding or trailing.
  • INFLUENCE
    Arabian, Tennessee Walker, Morgan horses, American Saddlebred, Hackney, Welsh ponies
  • TEMPRERAMENT
    Virginia Highlander has a very good temperament.

Virginia highlander description

The Virginia highlander is a small breed of horse with a four-beat ambling gait. Virginia Highlanders are gentle and naturally gaited. They are easy to keep, have kind personalities and keen intelligence, and are also the perfect size for women and children. The Virginia Highlander is the perfect pony breed for a family pet, a show pony, or a trail horse that can keep up with large horse breeds: this breed is the perfect sport pony. These ponies stand no taller than 15 hands and have fine heads with wideset eyes of great expression.

Virginia highlander history

Around 1960, a man named William M. Pugh brought home to his farm in Smyth County, Virginia, a little Arabian/Tennessee Walking Horse mare. She gave birth to a lovely colt, who looked like he had been sired by a Welsh pony. This colt was exceptional because he was small and flashy-looking and could trot and singlefoot like no other. Therefore, "Pogo" was the inspiration for the Virginia Highlander. The origins of this pony breed are the Welsh Pony and the Hackney Pony, the Arabian, American Saddlebred, Tennessee Walking Horse, and the Morgan. After thirty years of a breeding program, the registry began in the early 1990s with the foundation stallions, Shadow of the Ridge and Red Cloud.

Virginia highlander fun facts

This horse breed is very rare and there are only 50 registered Virginia Highlander Horses registered with the breed registry.

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