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Icelandic ponies, also known as Icelandic horses, are a robust, versatile breed. In addition to walk, trot and canter, Icelandic ponies also have two other gaits: tölt and flying pace. Icelandic ponies can be exported from Iceland, but not imported back there, since Icelandic breeders want to keep the breed pure and healthy.
Lusitanos are a Portuguese horse breed. They are versatile, loyal and very quick learners, which in the past led to them often being used in the circus. They are also popular for dressage, showjumping, eventing and carriage driving. Most Lusitanos are greys, but there are also bays, chestnuts and palominos.
Miniature Shetland ponies
Miniature Shetland ponies are exceptionally small ponies. They are the same breed as ordinary, stocky Shetland ponies, but are distinguished by their height: miniature Shetland ponies are no more than 87 cm tall. Did you know that Shetland ponies can pull up to twice their own weight?