Day 133 of 164 Days Around the World Cruise
The Shetland Islands are a group of islands in the North Sea, about 100 miles north of mainland Scotland. They are home to a unique breed of pony, the Shetland Pony. Shetland Ponies are small, sturdy animals that are well-suited to the harsh climate of the islands. They have been used for centuries for riding, driving, and pulling loads. Shetland Ponies are also popular as pets and show animals.
The Shetland Islands are a beautiful and remote place. The ponies are an important part of the islands' culture and history. They are a reminder of the hardy people who have lived on the islands for centuries.
Here are some interesting facts about Shetland Ponies:
They are the smallest breed of horse in the world.
They can weigh up to 500 pounds and stand up to 48 inches tall.
They have a thick, woolly coat that helps them stay warm in the cold weather.
They are known for their strength and endurance.
They have been used for centuries for riding, driving, and pulling loads.
They are also popular as pets and show animals.
If you are ever in the Shetland Islands, be sure to visit a Shetland Pony farm or show. You won't be disappointed!