Sunday, January 17, 2010

Shetland ponies

The picture above is a Shetland pony. These ponies are some of the sturdiest. Here's some information about them: where they come from: The Shetland Islands lie in the stormy seas north of Scotland. What the ponies are good at: Shetland ponies are great at jumping, they also make great kids mounts, they can be used in racing, and can also be used in dressage. Did you know? Shetland ponies were used to work in Coal mines on the Shetland islands, they would carry heavy loads of coal out of the mines where people dig. They were also used by farmers in the early days to plow, and do hard work. The breed has been around a long time, more than many other breeds.

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