Breeds of Livestock, Department of Animal Science
Breeds of Livestock - Banker Horses
The Banker Pony stands about 14 hands and is a semi-feral breed that originated on the Outer Bank Islands of North Carolina, including Shackleford Island which is only nine miles long. They are thought to have been developed from Spanish horses around the 16th century. They are in fact horses, however since they are shorter than then the average horse, they are known to be called pony.
Reference:Carolyn Mason, Foundation for Shackleford Horses, Inc.Photographs:
Mason, I.L. 1996. A World Dictionary of Livestock Breeds, Types and Varieties. Fourth Edition. C.A.B International. 273 pp.Carolyn Mason, Foundation for Shackleford Horses, Inc.