A three to four Anguls long beard in a pony is usual; the excess growth indicates craftiness, and a shorter growth indicates dullness.
Short mane is bad in all cases. Black and dense mane is bad, short, or thick or patchy mane is bad. Short and standing mane is bad always. If the line of the crest of a pony is bad, the animal is inferior and should not be taken. A pony with matted hair is bad for all purposes.
Thick hair on all the four legs and ears is bad in all cases.
A pony with a uniform colour of the body and a star in the forehead is a good one. If the colour of the body is uniform and all the legs are white it is bad.
Whorls on both the cheeks bring ruin to the rider and his family. A mark like pair of whorls at the crown of the head is good, a pair between the eyes indicates wickedness they may be ignored, however, if they are below the eyes. Three whorls below the wither is good. A pony with a whorl below the eve shakes its head. A rider may however accept it, if the whorl is on the side by which one mounts. If there is whorl on both sides of the neck below the mane a rider may accept it if there is one on the near side. A whorl on the buttock is bad. A whorl below the neck is good, & pony with such a whorl may be accepted; but if such a whorl begins from the left it is bad. An ugly whorl indicates a fickle mind.
If a pony has ridges of hair between neck and buttock, for every one it will destroy its rider. A line of hair in the cheek is bad. It is bad if such a line runs upward from beneath the eye, or from the buttock.