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Horse Breeds
First Posted July 31, 2009
Mar 1, 2010

Bhottia or Bhote ghoda, Bhutan, Bhutani, Bhutua Pony

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Country of Origin: India

The Bhotia Pony comes from various regions: Darjeeling, Sikkim, Bhutan, India and Napal.

Physical Characteristics

The head of the ponies usually have a pronounced jaw line, straight profile, small ears and eyes. The neck is a muscular and a bit short, the chest is deep, the shoulder is straight. The ponies have powerful hindquarters, and short, strong legs with good joints. Standing at 12.2 hh, they are usually bay or gray, but may be any solid color. They tend to be narrow in build.


The Bhotia Pony was bred and raised in various regions of India such as Darjeeling, Sikkim, Bhutan, and Nepal.


The Bhotia Pony is used for a pack animal and for riding.


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