Shetland ponies are Britain’s smallest
native breed of pony. Due to their
short stature, they were used to work
underground in coal mines.
They have lived on the Shetland Isles
for at least 2,000 years


Shetland ponies mostly eat grass, leaves
and twigs. We also feed them hay


Shetland ponies originated
on the Shetland Isles, located
northeast of mainland

Life Span

Shetland Ponies live 20-25 years

Population Decline

90% population decline on the Shetland Isles since 182

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