The Pony of the Americas breed registry launched in Iowa in 1954, with a foundation stallion of Arabian, Appaloosa and Shetland Pony descent. Many breeds went into the formation of the POA registry, but there are certain qualifications that must be met. The coloration of a POA must be Appaloosa, with a small horse conformation including a deep chest and well-sloped shoulders. Mainly bred for Western riding, these flashy horses can also succeed in carriage driving and some English disciplines. Find the Pony of the Americas you're looking for on Equine.com!