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Konik Pony Facts and Konik Pony Information

Updated on May 16, 2011

Konik Pony Facts and Konik Pony History

Koniks are a breed of ponies that originated in lowland farms of Poland during the ancient times and Konik Ponies also first began living in the eastern areas around of the San river of Europe. Koniks strongly resemble the Hucul Horses in which the Konik Horses and Hucul Horses are thought to even perhaps relatives to one another since they bear such similar characteristics. Both the Konik Pony and the Hucul Horses have been said to have descended from the same family bloodlines of the Tarpan Horse.

Over the years, Konik Ponies have been selectively bred to keep and preserve this breed of ponies fine features that are special to this type of horse. During the late 1800's and early 1900s Koniks began to drastically fall with their popularity. Today, the Konik Pony has definitely become a horse that is growing in their numbers within the horse community. Although Konik Ponies were originally used as Draft Ponies, thanks to the wonderful temperaments that Koniks display, now the Konik Pony breed is 85% of the time solely used as riding ponies for adults but are now in particularly common ponies for children.


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Konik Pony Temperament

Konik Ponies have extremely well rounded personalities that are friendly and tolerant of even the most energetic children. This pony breed is definitely fun to be around and really keep a person in good company. Konik Ponies aren't only a wonderful choice for children, but they're actually quite suitable for men as well. Koniks are incredibly strong and powerful ponies with high levels of stamina and are capable of even the most laboring of farm activities that even many horses are unable to handle. When it comes to the average Konik Pony Temperament, I'll give this pony breed five out of five stars.

Konik Pony Appearance

Konik Ponies practically always come in Dun coats that have lengthy dorsal stripes and stripes around their withers. The Konik Horses may come in regular Dun horse colors, but this pony breed tends to stick to a chocolate mouse variation of the Dun horse color scheme.

Koniks are about the average pony side and tend to not exceed withers measuring above 13 hh.

The Konik Pony breed carries a very similar appearance to that of the Tarpan Horse. These Draft Ponies show attractive heads thanks to the Arabian Horses that were added to the Konik Pony breed in relatively more recent years. These animals are handsome in appearance and are more of a man's pony when it comes down strictly to this breed of horses looks. Koniks are considerably rugged looking in some aspects when compared to other types of ponies, yet aren't intimidating with their visual exteriors by any means. Konik Ponies are still easy to approach from a child's point of view despite this horse's partially masculine appearance.


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      Newry Park Cottage 

      7 years ago

      Does anybody breed Konik Polski in Australia ?.

      I have 2 photos of a pair of Konik Polski in harness and under the saddle taken in Poland.

      They are very versatile and beautiful ponies.


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