An ancient breed found in Portugal with very little formal documentation, there is not much known about the Azores breed.
These animals are different from the Iberian ponies, their confirmation is more of a small horse than a pony.
They are thought to have come from Lusitano and Alter Real horses brought to the islands of Azores during colonization. The poor conditions and nutrition in the area blood created a smaller animal naturally. It is thought that an influx of Arabian orBarb blood from Morocco had a hand in shaping this ponies confirmation as well.
The blood of the Azores found today is not clearly defined, but is based on theLusitano.
could have been crossed with small horses imported from Morocco as well.
Average height 11.3 – 12.3 hands Attractive and perfectly symmetrical in confirmation Highly spirited