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Faroe pony

Equus ferus caballus


The Faroe pony, Faeroes Pony, or Faroese Horse, is a small pony, its height is between 11.1 to 12.1 hands (45 to 49 inches, 114 to 124 cm) Because of its height it is technically a pony, but people on the Faroe Islands call it a horse because of its strength. The colors of the pony are mainly brown, chestnut and black. It is known to be very hardy, friendly, adaptable and surefooted pony.


The pony was used in the old day to haul bear and heavy loads at the farms and when it wasn't at work, it was released onto the mountains where it roamed free.

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The MnMs
The MnMs 12 years ago


Meik 12 years ago

Great picture!

animaisfotos 12 years ago

It looks like a painting. Art work, in deed. Magnificent animals. Being in almost complete isolation, I wonder how or to what will they evolve in the future... Islands tend to take life to some amazing paths... Thanks for sharing.

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Faroe Islands

Spotted on Aug 10, 2009
Submitted on Feb 13, 2011

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