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Mongolian Pony by Sam Savitt

Mongolian Pony

One of the world?s oldest breeds, the Mongolian Pony, sometimes known as the Mongolian Horse, developed over centuries on the continent of Asia. Used by the Mongol people as mounts for war, they carried riders into battle in neighboring countries.

Chincoteague Pony by Sam Savitt

Chincoteague Pony

A unique type of pony still lives in feral herds on Assateague Island near the Virginia and Maryland coast. The breed?s name comes from Assateague?s neighbor Chincoteague Island, where the residents have a long tradition with their ponies.