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Horse breeds: Shetland Pony

Horse breeds: Shetland Pony


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Origins and attitudes

Ponies originating in Great Britain (Scotland, Orkney and Shetland Islands). It seems to date back to the Bronze Age.
In the past it was used for transport in the mine, today in agriculture and, above all, as a saddle horse for young riders. Robust, indefatigable and frugal.

Morphological characters

Type: mesomorphic.
Main coats: piebald, bay, chestnut and morello.
Height at the withers: 90 - 105 cm.
Average weight: 150 - 180 kg.
Lively character.

Shetland Pony (website photo)


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