Ears-short, thick and pointed. Clean cut face-wide fore head. Large eyes, wide apart with prominent and well defined fleshy hood above and fat pad below with mealy colouration outlining the eyes.Nostrils –wide and square with mealy colouration around muzzle. Clean Throat. Good length of rein.
Head and Neck
Clean, fine at top, well laid back to allow free movement of the forelegs and comfortable riding gait 5.Chest Deep Wide between forelegs. Ribs-long, deep, well sprung and wide apart, allowing plenty of heart room and length of back for a saddle to fit behind the shoulder .Wide/deep chest on 3 year old Anchor Fairytale (white rail behind)
Level-the ponies tend to be slightly croup high as a breed and ‘flat/level’ backed is not helpful for the ridden pony though does disperse rain more effectively in a free living pony. Broad and Level across the loins-good musculation for effective coverage of rough terrain Tail neatly set in-along with the fan of shorter hair ‘snow shute’ at the top of the tail and room for the dock to be set between the muscles of the buttocks an effective barrier to the weather is created. Strong top line with good broad musculation.
Clean and short. Neat hard feet- matching even shape with leg set centrally above. Forelegs well apart and squarely set, short canons and short strong gently sloping pasterns. Hind legs well apart, nearly perpendicular from hock to fetlock with point of hock in line with the pelvis bone. Wide curve from flank to well let down hock joint allows room for a strong second thigh. Free in motion with NO tendency to sweep or turn. Knee and hock joints should be big and flat.