Horse, Pony

This squat equine plods forward with large, curious eyes. As it nears, it extends its muzzle, clearly expecting a treat.

Pony CR 1/2

XP 200

N Medium animal

Init +1; Senses low-light vision, scent; Perception +5

Defense

AC 11, touch 11, flat-footed 10 (+1 Dex)

hp 13 (2d8+4)

Fort +5, Ref +4, Will +0

Offense

Speed 40 ft.

Melee 2 hooves –3 (1d3)

Statistics

Str 13, Dex 13, Con 14, Int 2, Wis 11, Cha 4

Base Atk +1; CMB +2; CMD 13 (17 vs. trip)

Feats Endurance, RunB

Skills Perception +5

SQ docile (see horse)

Ecology

Environment temperate plains

Organization solitary, pair, or herd (3–30)

Treasure none

Ponies are smaller breeds of horses better suited to halflings, gnomes, and dwarves, but they also make fond pets for humans as well. They stand 3 to 4 feet tall and weigh about 600 pounds.

A light load for a pony is up to 100 pounds, a medium load is 101–200 pounds, and a heavy load is 201–300 pounds. A pony can drag 1,500 pounds.

The statistics presented above are for a typical pony. Tougher ponies with the advanced simple template exist, but are relatively uncommon and, unlike horses, these creatures are not generally called "heavy ponies." Like horses, ponies can be trained for combat with the Handle Animal skill, and such mounts often serve halflings, gnomes, and other small races as steeds in combat.