About Gayoe Pony Horses
Gayoe (also known as Kuda-Gayo) Ponies are from the island
of Sumatra, Indonesia. Their name is derived from the Gayoe hills in the north
of the island. Gayoe ponies are one of eight breeds native to Indonesia, the
others are the Batak Pony, Deli pony, Bali Pony, Java Pony, Sumba and Sumbawa
Pony (and closely related Sandalwood Pony) and Timor Pony.
Gayoe ponies are generally solidly colored. They are a dark
bay shade commonly called "brown." Skewbalds are often seen, as well.
Adults are approximately 12.2 hands (114 cm) tall at the withers, and
are primarily used for transportation on Sumatra, and the 1997 FAO Breed Survey
indicated that the breed has a stable population of about 7,500 animals. It is
not considered an endangered breed.