one of a breed of small but sturdy, rough-coated ponies, raised originally in the Shetland Islands.
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Origin of Shetland pony
First recorded in 1795–1805
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No thought of fear seemed to occur to the children, who patted and stroked it as if it had been a Shetland-pony.Sylvie and Bruno|Lewis Carroll
a very small sturdy breed of pony with a long shaggy mane and tailAlso called: sheltie
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