American Shetland Pony
Edith is turning over her rains on this pony to Lil John for her new horse.
This little pony Shadow, gave her confidence and balance and now needs riding lessens and a bigger horse.

The American Shetland Pony Club was founded in 1888 as a registry to keep the pedigrees for all the Shetland's that were being imported from Europe at that time.

It has expanded to four separate breeds under one club:
The Classic American Shetland Pony
The Modern American Shetland Pony
The American Miniature Horse Registry
The American Show Pony Registry.

American Shetland Pony Club is oldest and most versatile registry for small equine in the United States today and they are located at
81 B East Queenwood, Morton, IL 61550, (309) 263-4044.
You can call or write for a free brochure on any of the breeds.

Perhaps the oldest breed of horse in Britain is the Shetland Pony. Named after the islands where it originated, it is now one of the most popular ponies in the world. The little Shetland is probably so shaggy because it was conditioned by its environment. The Shetland Islands, lying off the northern coast of Scotland, are mostly barren and have a harsh climate. For many centuries the Shetland Pony lived in the open, protected from the elements only by this thick hair, long mane, and forelocks. The Shetland Islanders domesticated the ponies to do useful work for them. The pony carried peat down from the bogs to the cottages for use as fuel. They also hauled seaweed up from the shore to the fields to be used as fertilizer.
Lil John's first ride with the rains in his hands, at two years old.
Soon he will not need us to lead Shadow around.
Edith riding Shadow the little black pony
Little John all dressed in cowboy out fit riding Shadow. Shadow just follows mom around the yard. Shadow would follow you anywhere.
She loved to eat french fries and anything the kids eat.
She always tired to home into the house.
The little white stallion is full grown.
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