Shetland PoniesNames: Harry and Alfie
Origin: Shetland Isles, off the Northwest coast of mainland Scotland
Diet: Herbivore mainly grasses and hay
1. These are very strong, hardy animals; this is mainly due to the fact that they had to survive harsh conditions and little food on the Shetland Isles.
2. During the Industrial Revolution in Britain they were used as pit ponies were they hauled carts of coal underground in the mines.
3. Shetland Ponies are very strong for their size and can pull double their own weight.
4. Shetland ponies are very intelligent and good natured, but can often become cheeky when over spoilt.
Did you know that Harry and Alfie here at the farm are retired circus ponies.