Feb 12, 2019
Dacia Monson
The Pony of America

DRC Sponsor: Lorraine Borowski

Join us as fellow DRC member Dacia Monson shares about the Pony of America (POA) breed of horse that actually originated in Iowa. She will share her insight about growing up with horses and about this unique breed of horse.

In 1954 Les Boomhower, a Mason City attorney, saw a need for a “using type” pony for youth. His vision was to create a child’s size mount that was calm, intelligent, versatile, and sturdy enough to last all day. Les thought the Appaloosa type color would make them really stand out, and thus the POA breed was born. Now numbering over 55,000 registrations, POAs no longer have the “pony” look or movement. With an infusion of some of the finest bloodlines that the Quarter Horse and Appaloosa breeds have to offer, the modern POA looks and moves like their larger counterparts. Measuring up to 14 hands, they are the complete package for any horse lover.