The Viking pony is a mammal that belongs to the subspecies Equus ferus caballus. The weight of the pony lies between 200 and 400 kilograms and the height can range between 125-145 centimeters. Most ponies have an average lifespan of 20-30 years same as horses, but this could be shorthened by climate, work, food and disease.
The Viking ponies have a somewhat stocky body, dense bone and a round shape. They have a short head, large eyes and small ears. Ponies also have strong hooves, grow a heavier hair coat, which can be seen in a thicker mane and tail and heavy winter coat. They are hardy, sturdy working animals and remarkably strong for their size. Ponies can also pull and carry more weight than a horse poundwise as much as 450% of their weight.
Ponies can be used in the game for traveling and transport. They need 1 food each month and have a traveling range of 70-105 km (= 2-3 connected dots) per turn on land. When used in front of a small cart half full they can travel 35-70 km (= 1-2 connected dots), a full cart 40 km (= 1 dot).