Some people think a baby horse is called a pony. In fact, a baby horse is called a foal. A foal is a horse that is younger than one year old. A pony can be any age!. One thing that ponies are not, that many people are mistaken about, is that they are not baby horses. Both are of the same species, equus. Lots of people don't know the difference between horses and ponies. Is a pony a baby horse? Or maybe a pony is a different species altogether. Thx for making my love for ponies and horses grow much larger. However, there are also miniature pony breeds. They have a short head, large eyes and small ears. A pony simply belongs to a short breed of horses. Annie May 4, Feeding a pony takes a slightly different approach than feeding horses. Traditionally, any adult animal shorter than While ponies exhibit some neoteny with the wide foreheads and small size, their body proportions are similar to that of an adult horse. Ponies are sometimes seen at summer camps for children, and are widely used for pony trekking and other forms of Equitourism riding holidays, often carrying adults as well as children. Navigation menu Personal tools Not logged in Talk Contributions Create account Log in. Of course, ponies require a lot of space and care, so most backyards aren't really good places to raise a pony. I already knew that. The main distinction between ponies and horses is height. There are different kinds of ponies. I agree, I love horses too! Pastel Pink Braiding Bands. They mostly eat plants like hay or alfalfa. Nearly all pony breeds are very hardy, easy keepers that share the ability to thrive on a more limited diet than that of a regular-sized horse, requiring half the hay for their weight as a horse, and often not needing grain at all. Views Read View source View history. Tools What links here Related changes Upload file Special pages Permanent link Page information Wikidata item Cite this page. What do beef cattle eat? Have a GREAT day! We are glad you visited Wonderopolis! Wonderopolis Jul 8, It is sooooooooooooooo cute.