The Sandalwood Pony originated in Indonesia on the Sumba and Sumbawa Islands. It is named after the Sandalwood trees which are a major export of the country. The Sandalwood pony is one of the finest in the country partly due to the great amount of Arabian blood. They make suitable children's ponies and have been exported to Australia for this purpose. They have also been exported to other Southeast Asian countries for use as racing ponies.