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Shetland pony

Shetland pony, smallest breed of horse, originating in the Shetland Islands some 200 mi (322 km) N of Scotland. The Shetland resembles a miniature draft horse and has long been used for working purposes. The most popular of the ponies, it has a gentle disposition and is therefore a favorite mount for children. Its official size is less than 46 in. (117 cm) high, and some Shetlands are scarcely more than 2 ft (61 cm). The coat is characteristically long and shaggy and may be any color, although many Shetlands have irregular dark and white patches.

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Shetland pony

Shetland pony One of the smallest types of light horse. Originating in the Shetland Islands, it has been introduced to most parts of the world. Used for draught or road work, it also makes an ideal child's mount. Height: typically 71cm (28in) at the shoulder; weight: 169kg (350lb).

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Shetland pony

Shet·land po·ny • n. a pony of a small, hardy, rough-coated breed.

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