Shetland Pony - mother and foal

Shetland Pony - mother and foal

We celebrate a mother's love with a look through the most adorable bond between a mother and her child in the animal world.

The Big Freeze to get even COLDER with five days of sub-zero weather #dailymail

The Big Freeze to get even COLDER with five days of sub-zero weather

lovely little pinto Shetland pony, still a bit of winter fuzziness but such neat coloring.

lovely little pinto Shetland pony, still a bit of winter fuzziness but such neat coloring.

Shetlandpony Mini - Christiane Slawik  My heart has definitely just melted into a thousand pieces.

Shetlandpony Mini - Christiane Slawik My heart has definitely just melted into a thousand pieces.

Niamh the Jack Russell goes for a spin on the back of Ivor the Piebald Miniature Shetland Stallion

Niamh the Jack Russell goes for a spin on the back of Ivor the Piebald Miniature Shetland Stallion

The island of Foula – a Shetland island off the coast of Scotland – is perhaps unsurprisingly where Shetland ponies originated from and horses have apparently lived there since the Bronze Age. To get there, you’ll need to catch a ferry from the mainland, which departs just a three times a week, or an eight-seat plane which’ll give you the best views of the island.

There's a Scottish island which has way more miniature horses than people

The island of Foula – a Shetland island off the coast of Scotland – is perhaps unsurprisingly where Shetland ponies originated from and horses have apparently lived there since the Bronze Age. To get there, you’ll need to catch a ferry from the mainland, which departs just a three times a week, or an eight-seat plane which’ll give you the best views of the island.

Shetland ponies Fliva and Vitamin in their Fair Isle cardis ... photo by Rob McDougall. Shetland Islands, Scotland

Shetland ponies Fliva and Vitamin in their Fair Isle cardis ... photo by Rob McDougall. Shetland Islands, Scotland

Shetland Pony....one of the very few things I asked for as a child that actually didn't get...AJ knows this is still on my wish list <3

Shetland Pony....one of the very few things I asked for as a child that actually didn't get...AJ knows this is still on my wish list <3

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