Connemara Breed Standard
in North America range from 13 to over 15 hands. Their colors are
gray, bay, brown, and dun, with some roans, an occasional black, chestnut,
or palomino. Piebalds and skewbalds are not acceptable for registration.
Connemaras are the product of their original environment, the rugged
mountain coast of West Ireland. Sure-footed, hardy and agile, they
possess powers of great stamina, staying power and adaptability. They
are renowned for their versatility and their gentle, tractable, sensible
and willing dispositions.
and manageable, kind, responsive, possessing good sense and basic
and sturdy; body compact and deep through the heart; with well sprung
rib cage and broad chest.
and true both front and rear with free movement in the shoulders.
Connemaras should move underneath themselves and should be sure-footed,
athletic, and clever, covering a lot of ground.
eye, head well shaped and balanced in proportion to the rest of the
body, neck of good length and definition, meeting the shoulder smoothly.
with good slope.
and muscular; some length of back is normal in Connemaras, especially
rounded and deep with good length from the point of the hip through
the haunch; should balance the shoulders.
hard, flat, measuring 7- 8 inches below the knee for ponies, more
for horses; forearms and gaskins long and muscular, cannons short
and very dense.
and well defined.