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Found on the Indonesian island of Bali, this pony breed is an incredibly healthy and self-sufficient animal. Their size, strength and stature is more a product of the local needs than any real selective breeding.

The origin of the Bali pony is unknown, however they are thought to have been brought to Indonesia by the Chinese in the 6th century. These original bloodlines may have been crossed with horses from both India and the Netherlands during the 18th century.