The Banker Pony stands about 14 hands and is a semi-feral breed that originated on
the Outer Bank Islands of North Carolina, including Shackleford Island which is only
nine miles long. They are thought to have been developed from Spanish horses around
the 16th century. They are in fact horses, however since they are shorter than then
the average horse, they are known to be called pony.
Carolyn Mason, Foundation for Shackleford Horses, Inc.
Mason, I.L. 1996. A World Dictionary of Livestock Breeds, Types and Varieties. Fourth
Edition. C.A.B International. 273 pp.
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