Thursday, January 19, 2012

Shetland Ponies

Shetland ponies are much in demand as children's ponies and are active workers under saddle and harness. Shetland ponies stand about 10 hands high. The legs of a Shetland pony are short and strong.
   Here is a picture of a Shetland pony.

The Shetland Pony is a true cold climate equine, showing the rounded body, short legs, thick mane, forelock and tail hair. A wide neck, and relativity large head are all features that help retain body heat. The winter coat is very thick and water-resistant.

posted by Joanna


Raquel said...

What are Shetland ponies useful for, other than pleasing children?

Do they have enough "horse-power" to pull a wagon or a load of wood? What are the benefits of choosing a shetland?

Love what you're doing, Joanna!! I'm reading through all of them and learning SOOOO much. Honestly, I didn't know ANY of this stuff before. haha :) So thank you.


Becca said...

hello Raquel
Shetland ponies can carry up to two hundred pounds on their
back. Shetland ponies can pull small wagons and carts.
Shetland ponies can pull up to two hundred or three hundred
pounds. Shetland ponies are good for young children and make good pets.