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Ponies often exhibit thicker manes, tails, and overall coat.
They also have proportionally shorter legs, wider barrels, heavier bone, shorter and thicker necks, and short heads with broad foreheads.
There are more than 300 breeds of horse in the world today, developed for many different uses.
Many products are derived from horses, including meat, milk, hide, hair, bone, and pharmaceuticals extracted from the urine of pregnant mares.The traditional standard for height of a horse or a pony at maturity is 14.2 hands (58 inches, 147 cm).An animal 14.2 h or over is usually considered to be a horse and one less than 14.2 h a pony, The International Federation for Equestrian Sports, the world governing body for horse sport, uses metric measurements and defines a pony as being any horse measuring less than 148 centimetres (58.27 in) at the withers without shoes, which is just over 14.2 h, and 149 centimetres (58.66 in), or just over 14.2½ h, with shoes.Humans provide domesticated horses with food, water and shelter, as well as attention from specialists such as veterinarians and farriers.Specific terms and specialized language are used to describe equine anatomy, different life stages, colors and breeds.