January 18, 2012--The committee offers activities for youngsters interested in American Shetlands, American Miniature Horses and American Show Ponies.
Today Hackneys are bred almost exclusively for the show ring, and compete most often in harness, though some are exhibited in hand as weanlings or yearlings, or under saddle. Show divisions for Hackney Ponies include harness pony, cob tail pony, roadster, and pleasure driving.
The breed is generally very sound and hardy; it can survive on little food, and even the lungs and heart are strong due to years of living in the thin mountain air. So it?s hardly surprising that such ponies often remain active and healthy up to 40 years (that's a very long life, even for a pony!)