Pretty Chinese Pony

Global Horse Culture Archive on March 17, 2008, 3:45

This is quite a pretty pony, from the area near Lugu Lake, in the Yunnan region of China. The area is home to an ethnic minority called the Mosou, most renowned for their unusual marriage practices.   

This dun-colored pony has the stocky build and low-set neck typical of the mountain ponies of the Himalayas and Mongolia. The cheerful red bridle and multicolored saddle cloths are delightful. Like other Himalayan area bridles, this one is made of woven fabric, not leather.


Photo: 尽在不言中 on flickr

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