Chincoteague Pony Horses for Sale (197)
Chincoteague ponies live on the Chincoteague and Assateague islands. The legend says that this breed appeared after a Spanish galleon suffered a shipwreck in the 17th century, and horses were forced to live and breed on the islands. Another version of their origin is that the mainland settlers brought their horses to the islands and kept them there in order to avoid taxes. Chincoteague ponies are adapted to harsh conditions and have a very limited diet. Due to that, these little horses are strong and undemanding. There are two herds of such ponies available today. They are called “The Maryland herd” and “The Virginia Herd”. Since their numbers are few, the price tag for these ponies can be rather hefty. Chincoteague ponies have a mild temper. They are calm, friendly, and good-natured, which makes them even more valuable. They are easy to keep since they need much less food than regular adult horses. These horses are usually not higher than 12 – 13 hands. They come in all colors however, pinto coloring prevails. A good collection of Chincoteague ponies for a fair price can be found on this website http://www.h-4.ca/.