Hackney

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Hackney

1. an English breed of light horses used for driving; bay, brown, black or chestnut, usually with white markings, 15 to 16 hands high.
2. an English breed of ponies, similar to the horse but 12.2 to 14.2 hands high.

Hackney pony
small version of the Hackney.
References in classic literature ?
I resolved, when I began to write this book, that I would be strictly truthful in all things; and so I will be, even if I have to employ hackneyed phrases for the purpose.
Del Mar knew the theatre too well to venture any hackneyed melodramatic effect such as an electric torch.
To them, his gracious manners only draped his lies; his amiable protestations and hackneyed courtesies, new to the foolish and ignorant, too plainly showed their texture to an observing mind.