About Yonaguni Horses
Yonaguni Horses (Yonaguni uma) are native to southwest
Japan, specifically Yonaguni Island. In 1939, when all local breeds began to be
improved to produce larger war horses, the Yonaguni on their remote island were
excluded from the plan, and the breed has been preserved. Still, due to the
mechanization of agriculture, their number progressively decreased. Today,
fewer than 200 are known to live in Japan.
Yonaguni Horses are small and considered to be pony height typically 11 hands
(44 inches, 112 cm).