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Shetland Ponies

Shuffling about in the Shetlands

September 7th 2012
In 2005, we spent two weeks exploring Scotland and fell in love with the country. Hopping off our flight in the Shetland Islands, we acknowledged that it is good to be back on Scottish soil. The green rolling hills and craggy coastline are so inviting. Our day started early leaving for the Reykjavik airport at 5am giving us plenty of time for airport security and all the other nonsense tha ... read more
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7th September 2012

Aww...
We used to have one of these ponies. My mum went out one night and pinched him off of a group of pikeys who had left him more or less to his own devices on a piece of waste land near their camp site. He was terribly emaciated and his hooves were so long that he could hardly walk. Lacking any land, we kept him in our garage and three of us used to take him out for a 'walk' every evening to the bemusement of the local neighbourhood. We eventually managed to home him on a lovely 10 acre smallholding where he could run free with another pony and two jersey cows :)
7th September 2012

They are so cute
I'm glad you found a great farm for your pony. We learned they are extremely hard working animals and they used them in the mines a lot. Very interesting history.

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