Originally, there were two strains. The mainland pony called the Garron (at around 14.2) and a smaller strain from the Western Isles.
Cross breeding has standardised the breed.
Origin: Western Isles and mainland of Scotland.
Colour: dun, with a dorsal stripe, also grey/black and brown.
Height: between 13 and 14.2hh.
Conformation: neat head, deep stocky body, strong short feathered legs, hard feet, luxurious mane and tail.
Character: quiet, responsive, trusting.
Uses: riding, deer-stalking.