These horses which are today found in several natural parks in Kagoshima Prefecture are the descendants of two dozen native horses brought to Kyushu from Kikai Shima about 1890.
The breed was bred on Tokara Island and at one time was quite numerous throughout the Kagoshima region. However, the numbers decreased drastically during World War II and the breed was preserved only by strenuous efforts.
Height: approximately 12hh.
Uses: riding and light Draught.