In the world of product development, there is always room for innovation. And in the world of equestrian sports, that product is the horse. For years, the standardbred horse has been the go-to choice for riders looking to compete at the highest levels. But a new breed of horse is beginning to make its way into the sport: the sport pony. Sport ponies are smaller than standardbreds, but they are just as athletic and capable of competing at the same level. In addition, they are also cheaper to purchase and maintain. As a result, they are quickly becoming a popular choice for riders looking to get started in the sport. While it remains to be seen whether sport ponies will completely replace standardbreds, there is no doubt that they are changing the landscape of equestrian sports.