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[Animals of the world: Shetland pony] British horse history, ecology, characteristics

Animal

Shetland ponies are small-sized horses native to England. Said to be one of the smallest horses in the world, this horse is used for horseback riding for children and shows, so many people must have seen it. Shetland ponies are deeply ingrained in human society because they are friendly to humans and have a relatively gentle personality.

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place of origin

Shetland ponies are native to the Shetland Islands in northern England.

feature

Shetland ponies are 90-110 cm long and weigh 140-250 kg. This horse is native to the Shetland Islands in northern England. Pony is a general term for small horses, and this horse is a small horse. Shetland ponies are one of the smallest horse breeds in the world. Shetland ponies are known for their calm and gentle nature, which makes them very easy to handle. Shetland ponies come in a variety of colors including gray, brown, black and white. For a small horse, the body is quite solid and sturdy. Therefore, it has horsepower because the power is quite strong. Since this horse was born in the far north, it has a double coat to withstand the harsh cold.

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Ecology

Shetland ponies are herbivorous animals. Their main diet is grass and grains, and they can also eat sweet potatoes, carrots, and apples. Shetland ponies are of the pony family, so they can live up to 20 years or more, but some can live up to 30 years. If you don’t get sick, you can live longer.

history

The Shetland pony is a horse native to the Shetland Islands, but in the Shetland Islands there was a culture of people already keeping horses since the Bronze Age. The Shetlanders bred imported horses with local horses. With this background, Shetland ponies are said to be of the same strain as the nearby Celtic ponies. Shetland ponies were infiltrated and valued in human society. It became a horse-drawn carriage for transporting goods, transporting coal, etc., and played a role in cultivating farmland. Therefore, Shetland ponies are exported to the United States, Germany, etc., and are useful in various jobs. In modern times, in addition to these jobs, they appear in shows such as zoos and are active in events such as horse riding.

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Breeding

Shetland ponies are domesticated and have a calm temperament, so they can be kept, but they require a large garden. Therefore, you can never keep them in apartments or urban areas. Also, find a veterinarian in advance. Horses are not so common pets. If you don’t look for it in advance, you will have a hard time when you get sick.

vast grounds

Shetland ponies also exercise, so they need a lot of land. If possible, they will be happy if you mow the lawn.

stable

You can assemble the stables yourself, or you can purchase them at home centers.

feed

Feeding is required twice a day. Give sweet potatoes, carrots, apples, etc. They also eat grains and grasses. He also drinks a lot of water, so please fill a bucket with water so that he can drink at any time.

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