The Yonaguni is a small native pony of the southwest islands of Japan.
In 1996 there were about seventy-five living Yonaguni ponies on East and North Ranches on Yonaguni Island, located on the west side of the Yaeyama Islands.
Colour: usually chestnut.
Height: about 11hh.
Conformation: head is large with well-placed eyes and relatively small ears; the neck is short and thick; the shoulders tend to be straight; the back is long; the croup is often quite level with a high tail-set; the quarters are slight; the legs often tend to be splayed; the hooves are vertically long and very hard.
Character: gentle in nature and very strong and enduring.