Yonaguni (horse)

The Yonaguni or nihongo|Yonaguni uma|与那国馬 is a breed of horse native to the southwest islands of Japan, specifically Yonaguni Island. It is a small breed of pony height, typically 11 hands (1.15m). It is also very rare, with fewer than 200 individuals known to live in Japan. [ [http://www.worldscreatures.com/land-species/mammals/horses/yonaguni.htm Yonaguni] ] It is one of eight horse breeds native to Japan. [The eight native Japanese horse breeds are theHokkaido Pony, Kiso, Misaki, Miyako Pony, Noma pony, Toakara, Tsushima, and Yonaguni]

ee also

*List of horse breeds
*Misaki
*Miyako Pony
*Noma pony
*Hokkaido Pony

References

* [http://www.wonder-okinawa.jp/024/english/map/uma/index.html Yonagumi Uma (Horse)]
* [http://www.fao.org/AG/AGAInfo/programmes/en/genetics/documents/Interlaken/countryreports/Japan.pdf "Country Report (For FAO State of the World’s Animal Genetic Resources Process)", Editorial Committee Office of the Japanese Country Report, Animal Genetic Resources Laboratory, National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Japan.]


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