05-03-2013, 10:10 PM
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I used to have a hackney pony, sweetest little thing I ever had! Absolutely adored my little brother and would do anything for him. I have found them to be built more like a Morgan, with the neck coming up out of the top of the withers so they can have that high though, collected head set. Flatter across the croup to give them "pop". And with pretty good sized hooves.
They can be pretty high strung at times. But make excellent all around ponies.
Mine naturally had some serious knee action. When you got him going we was almost kneeing himself in the face! He also jumped 3' with ME on his back. He was only 12.1HH. Then you could slow him down a bit, and he would naturally have that smooth pleasure jog, with the roll through the knees and hook in his neck.
I can't speak for all hackneys, but my experience with one was unlike any other!