About Zaniskari Pony Horses
Zanskari Ponies are bred in the high altitude Zanskar region
of Ladakh in eastern Jammu and Kashmir State of India. They are very similar to
Spiti ponies but they are more adaptable for higher altitude where they are
used as work horses.
They stand 120-140 cm in height, and weigh 320-450 kg. Their
coloration runs from usually grey to black, though some specimens are a
reddish, coppery color. They are able to carry heavy loads at high altitude and
are used for work. They are well built with prominent eyes, fine, long glossy
hair, and a long heavy tail.
Zansikari Ponies are strong and hard workers. They can
carry heavy loads at high altitudes. They are also used for pleasure riding and
showing, as well.