Shetland Ponies

Posted by Saddle Up on Jan 9th 2019

When you think of children and horses you usually imagine a furry, stocky Shetland pony that is happily receiving all the adoration the children bestow upon him. Shetlands are most famous as children’s mounts but you will also see them in the show ring and carriage driving.

The Shetland pony began in the Shetland Isles off the coast of Scotland. They are hardy, due to surviving for a very long time in the cold, difficult environment. An average Shetland stands about 11 hands high and comes in a variety of colors. Their most prominent features are their shaggy and profuse mane and their fluffy coat.

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