These little horses may be small but they are very strong and very tough. They can cope with the harsh environment of the Pyrenees mountains as well as being sure footed and with active paces, making them a very versatile choice of pony.
13 to 14 HH.
The Ariege river in the south west of France is where this horse takes his name. Over the years it has been used as a pack horse, a carriage horse a riding horse and for working the land.