Shetland Pony

Shetland Pony

Scientific name: Equus caballus

The Shetland pony is known for its petite stature and is amongst the smallest breeds of horse in the world. Other distinct physical features of this animal include short legs and a stocky body.

Shetlands are very hardy animals that can cope with harsh weather conditions. During the winter season, they grow a thick coat to keep them warm.

Despite their tiny stature, Shetland ponies are incredibly strong. In fact, in terms of size to strength ratio, they are one of the strongest horses in the world!

  1. At Noah's Ark...

    Our Shetland Pony is called Hector.

  1. Size Fact

    Full grown Shetlands can grow up to 110cm.

  2. Food Fact

    Shetland ponies are herbivores.

  3. Fun Fact

    A Shetland pony Grand National is hosted each year in London!

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