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Shetland pony - History of the Shetland, Breed characteristics


The strongest of all breeds of horse (can pull twice its own weight), developed on the Scottish Shetland and Orkney Is; height, 9 hands/0·9 m/3 ft; stocky, with short legs; long mane and tail; also known as Sheltie or Shelty. The taller and more slender American Shetland pony was developed in the USA from Shetland stock.

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