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Shetland Ponies.

Until within the last few days (says the Newcastle "Daily Chronicle ") very few people indeed were aware that Shetland ponies were successfully reared in the County of Durham. We all know that the Marquis of Londonderry annually disposes of a number of these clever little animals at Se'aham Harbor ; but his Lordship's Shetlanders are bred in the island home of the tribe, and are imported for service in his collieries and for sale. But, through the announcement of a sale issued about a week ago, we now know that an important breeding stud of Shetland horses exists at Holmeside, Old Hall, about four jniles wesj; of Chesterrlestreet arid three miles east of Manchester. The stud is the property of a firm of colliery owners in the locality, and these gentlemen' supply the needs of their mining business from the ponies bred on the farm in question, The district lies high, and is so bleak and wind-blown that neither sheep nor cattle can be reared upon it with any great prospect of profit, but it. suits ("he hardy little Sliullanders perfectly. Few iiner specimens of the have been .seen than those .supplied by the Mcnsrs Tledley lo their pits. As a I rule tho animals are strong, thick-net , .specimens, about i.en linnds high ov under, i.nd some of them do not reach nine hands. They {ire horded on the grassy hills Jike

sheep,, and a couple of collie dogs can \ round them up at evening and bring them back to Hioir night's shelter without the slightest diiliculiy. The same clever collies are equal to the task of separating from the herd any single pony which may be indicated to them, and thus the stock us managed economically and with little trouble. -

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Shetland Ponies., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2427, 12 May 1890

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Shetland Ponies. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2427, 12 May 1890

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