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Fun Pony Facts for Kids

Check out our range of fun pony facts for kids. Learn what they look like, what they are used for, what makes them unique and much more.

Read on and enjoy a variety of interesting information about ponies.

  • Ponies are small horses.
  • Ponies have thicker manes and tails than horses.
  • They also have proportionally shorter legs, thicker necks and shorter heads.
  • Well trained ponies are good for children while they are learning to ride.
  • As well as for riding, ponies are used in driving and working roles.
  • Young ponies are called foals.
  • Shetland ponies are small but very strong.
  • Pound for pound, ponies are stronger than horses.
  • Miniature horses are even smaller than ponies.
  • Hackney ponies were first bred to pull carriages.
  • Ponies are easy to look after, requiring half the food that a horse would if it was the same weight.