Shetland pony


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Shetland pony

n.
A small strong pony of a breed originating in the Shetland Islands, having a long thick mane and tail.
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Shetland pony

n
(Breeds) a very small sturdy breed of pony with a long shaggy mane and tail. Also called: sheltie
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Shet′land po′ny


n.
one of a breed of small, sturdy, rough-coated ponies, raised orig. in the Shetland Islands.
[1795–1805]
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Noun1.Shetland pony - breed of very small pony with long shaggy mane and tailShetland pony - breed of very small pony with long shaggy mane and tail
pony - any of various breeds of small gentle horses usually less than five feet high at the shoulder
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Translations

Shetland pony

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Shetland pony

npony m inv delle Shetland
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References in classic literature ?
The thing was about the size of a Shetland pony, but its head bore a slight resemblance to that of a frog, except that the jaws were equipped with three rows of long, sharp tusks.
Next, in a pause on the part of the man who led him, he regarded with huge interest a piebald Shetland pony. It lay on the ground.
About the size of a Shetland pony and has ten short legs.
Tulliver, desiring her daughter to have a curled crop, "like other folks's children," had had it cut too short in front to be pushed behind the ears; and as it was usually straight an hour after it had been taken out of paper, Maggie was incessantly tossing her head to keep the dark, heavy locks out of her gleaming black eyes,--an action which gave her very much the air of a small Shetland pony.
As large as a Shetland pony, with hideous head and frightful fangs, he was indeed an awesome spectacle, as he crept after me on his ten short, muscular legs; but to me he was the embodiment of love and loyalty.
I grabbed him by the scruff of the neck, and though he weighed as much as a Shetland pony, I managed to drag him to shore and well up upon the beach.
Little Georgy went up and looked at the Shetland pony.
Some of them would catch the Shetland pony who was turned out in the field, and get two or three together on his back, and the little rogue, enjoying the fun, would gallop off for fifty yards, and then turn round, or stop short and shoot them on to the turf, and then graze quietly on till he felt another load; others played at peg-top or marbles, while a few of the bigger ones stood up for a bout at wrestling.
The 9-year-old Shetland pony that greeted the Queen is the fourth to serve as the mascot of the Regiment.
Shetland Pony breeders gathered in Lerwick for the annual Shetland Pony Stud-Book Society National Breed Show.
Clockwise from main, Margaret O'Farrell, 84, Gloria Stuart, 97, and Bill Hepburn, 87, were delighted to meet Wilson the miniature Shetland pony as he was shown around Jesmond Care Home
Hamish, the 35-year-old Shetland pony, was found injured in a field on Links Road, Blyth, on Sunday morning.