The Hackney is a dynamic, high-stepper with two branches — the horse and the pony — both bred specifically for their brilliant performance in harness.
Colour: Bay, chestnut, dark brown or black.
Height: Average Horse 14.3 to 15.3 hh – Average Pony 12.2 to 14.2 hh.
Conformation: Small head, long neck and compact body, straight shoulders, short back and well-arched head and tail which is carried high. High knee action in trot with a snappy motion, good stamina.
Character: proud and alert.
Hackney Horse Society
American Hackney Horse Society