I've just done a bit of googling and it seems miniature ponies are an Australian phenomenom? I found an Aussie site with reistration information (it's a sales site) but can find nothing on mini ponies for Canada or the U.S., only in Australia. Am I looking in the wrong places?
They are so pretty. I like the sturdy look. Shetlands I've seen shown here are like mini American Saddlebreds. Very fine-boned, sleek and certainly don't look as if they could live up to the strength and power reported to belong to Shetlands of long ago. Which are still here, just not as popular it seems.
How do these mini ponies differ from Shetland Ponies?