American Shetland Horse Breed

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American Shetland Horse
These small little equines are extremely tough as well as being quick thinkers and learners who are suitable as a children's riding pony and\or a driving pony. They come in four main categories Classic, Modern, Show and National.


Black, brown, grey, chestnut, colored and bay.


American Shetland Pony Club
In 1888 the American Shetland Pony Club was formed to preserve and enhance the breed and the qualities it possesses.


The shetland pony was imported to America to work as a pit pony in the coal mines. The Shetland then had Welsh pony, Hackney, Arab, Thoroughbred and Harness show pony blood added to give it a much more refined look and action.

Funny Fact
Normally draught horses can pull half of their own bodyweight, whereas Shetland Ponies are known to be able to pull twice their own weight.

The American Shetland Pony Club
The society has information on clubs, breeders and events that are specific to this wonderfully versitile little equine.