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First Posted July 30, 2009
Sep 19, 2010

Gayoe or kuda-Gayo Pony


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Country of Origin: Sumatra, Indonesia

The Gayoe, also known as the kuda-Gayo is a pony from the island of Sumatra, found near Aceh. The name is derived from the Gayoe hills in the north of the island. The Gayoe is one of eight breeds native to Indonesia, the others are the Batak Pony, Deli pony, Bali Pony, Java Pony, Sumba and Sumbawa Pony (and closely related Sandalwood Pony) and Timor Pony.

Physical Characteristics

Gayoe ponies are generally solidly colored. they are dark bay shade commonly called "brown." Skewbalds are often seen, as well. Adults are approximately 12.2 hands (114 cm) tall at the withers, and small-bodied.

Uses

They are primarily used for transportation on Sumatra, and the 1997 FAO Breed Survey indicated that the breed has a stable population of about 7,500 animals. It is not considered an endangered breed.

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