Shetlands are very intelligent and should be trained to avoid bad habits. They are gentle animals if handled kindly. Shetlands are the perfect size and temperament for small children to ride.
Where does the Shetland Pony come from?
The Shetland Pony is native to the Shetland Isles northeast off the coast of Scotland and has probably been there since the Bronze Age. They first made an appearance in the U.S. in 1885.
What does the Shetland Pony look like?
Shetlands are hardy animals. They measure 30-45 inches. Bodies are stocky with short legs. The coat is double with long thick tails and mane. Color can be any color of horse.