Tour Scotland Video Shetland Pony Jumping Agricultural Show Perth Perthshire
Tour Scotland video of a Shetland Pony jumping fences on ancestry visit to the agricultural show in Perth, Perthshire, Scotland. Shetland ponies originated in the Shetland Isles, located northeast of mainland Scotland. Small horses have been kept on the Shetland Isles since the Bronze Age. People who lived on the islands probably later crossed the native stock with ponies imported by Norse settlers. Shetland ponies also were probably influenced by the Celtic Pony, brought to the islands by settlers between 2000 and 1000 BC The harsh climate and scarce food developed the ponies into extremely hardy animals.
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