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(Mini-) Shetland Pony

The (Mini-) Shetland Pony

Their name derives from the Scottish Shetland Islands, their original home. In proportion to their size they are among the strongest horses in the world. The cute ponies of Schloss Hof work pulling coaches and perform circus tricks. And pony riding is particularly popular. The miniature Shetland is a product of selective breeding of the Shetland pony and grows to a maximum of about 8 ½ hands, or 34 inches.

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