Shetland pony


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Shetland pony breed of very small pony with long shaggy mane and tail
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Shetland pony One of a small, hardy breed of horses, with long mane and tail, which originated in the Shetland Islands; a sheltie.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Shetland pony a small sturdy and shaggy horse, usually nine to ten hands high, a shelty
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In literature:

I have heard of Shetland shawls and Shetland ponies.
"The Two Destinies" by Wilkie Collins
The Korean ponies are small, fine-coated animals, little larger than Shetland ponies.
"Our Little Korean Cousin" by H. Lee M. Pike
Wanted, a handsome Shetland pony suitable for a child with a long mane and tail.
"Practical Exercises in English" by Huber Gray Buehler
A few days later some little Shetland ponies were brought into the barn, and Mappo was placed on the back of one of them.
"Mappo, the Merry Monkey" by Richard Barnum
It belongs to the Shetland pony, and I would like to talk about what would be the nicest thing to do for the pony.
"Dew Drops, Vol. 37, No. 7, February 15, 1914" by Various
There was his friendship with Lady Cork, who was often seen by the workmen on the estate driving Shetland ponies.
"The Portland Peerage Romance" by Charles J. Archard
Will it do any good to go and tell her she made me think of a Shetland pony?
"Prudy Keeping House" by Sophie May
Shetland ponies have been tried as draught animals.
"Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania" by Jewett Castello Gilson
It's a Shetland pony, of course.
"Moor Fires" by E. H. (Emily Hilda) Young
She had discarded the old Shetland pony as too childish, and demanded a real steed.
"The Cricket" by Marjorie Cooke
He came along like a Shetland pony.
"A Tar-Heel Baron" by Mabell Shippie Clarke Pelton
A gentleman was some time since presented with a Shetland pony, which was only seven hands in height, and very docile and beautiful.
"Illustrative Anecdotes of the Animal Kingdom" by Samuel Griswold Goodrich
Blunder was going to the Wishing-Gate, to wish for a pair of Shetland ponies, and a little coach, like Tom Thumb's.
"Child Life in Prose" by Various
While at Raymond, General Grant's son Fred, a small, pale boy about twelve years of age, rode into town upon a black Shetland pony.
"The History of Company A, Second Illinois Cavalry" by Samuel H. Fletcher
The gramophone had been placed on a table outside, and the Shetland pony and cart were in readiness near the door.
"For the School Colours" by Angela Brazil
Down the road sped Bab, shaking her head like a little brown Shetland pony.
"The Automobile Girls at Newport" by Laura Dent Crane
The most remarkable trait in Archie's riding was that he could take flying leaps from heights: only a Shetland pony could have done this.
"From Squire to Squatter" by Gordon Stables
I've ridden since I graduated from the back of a Great Dane to a Shetland pony.
"What Will People Say?" by Rupert Hughes
They were generally accompanied by the Princess Royal, mounted on a Shetland pony.
"The Public Life of Queen Victoria" by John McGilchrist
The Shetland ponies are dear to children, for they are so little that they are more like large dogs than like horses.
"The Wee Scotch Piper" by Madeline Brandeis

In news:

A Yorkville man was charged with driving an all-terrain vehicle under the influence after he struck a Shetland pony that had gotten loose in Kendall County, officials said.
PONYING UP After a brief release more than a decade ago, Haworth brought back its playful Shetland rocking stool.
Of the 11 teams that entered the PONY tournament, six advanced to Regionals and only one team survived: Shetland Red.
Eudora resident pleads no contest to animal cruelty charge, must pay state for care of Shetland pony.
A Douglas County judge Monday ordered a 44-year-old Eudora man to pay more than $4,400 to the state for care of a Shetland pony he neglected to provide proper care for over a four-year period.
The video clip attached to this web story includes images of a Shetland pony -- and a zebra -- taking a Wednesday morning trot down.