Welcome to the Fairytail Miniature Shetland Pony Stud web site. Updated Sept 2012.
We have included some very
helpful and informative
pages in our site. Please
click on the links below to
New Born Miniature Foals Playing 09
Here is a popular video to give you a taster for what this site is all about.
Janette and Selwyn of the Fairytail Stud have bred these lovely tiny horses for more
than twenty five years. We have learned many things along the way and now feel that
we are able to share our experiences and knowledge with others.
This web site is designed to give everyone the total knowledge to be able to look after
and enjoy these wonderful little friends. Our aim has always been to breed small
ponies whilst still keeping the quality, bone and especially the lovely kind and gentle
We have specialized in trying to breed Homozygous TT ponies which
means that they are guaranteed to breed coloured foals even from
plain coloured partners. Please see the Tobiano page. We first did
that, 100% proven with all of our coloured foals from 2010 onwards.
If you wish too or have ever experienced the very different quiet,
gentle and more intelligent nature of coloured horses and ponies then
this site is for you.
A long time ago, the North American Indian’s realized that coloured
horses and ponies could be more easily trained than the black, bay
and chestnut horses, so they bred coloured horses for many years and enjoyed a
successful and happy life with their intelligent and equine friends.
Coloured horses have been frowned on since then for the wrong reason, they were
linked to the baddies in the old cowboy films being ridden by the north American
Later Gipsy,s and travelling people also realized that these types of horses can
actually be slightly more intelligent and very placid.
They found them to be better suited to human life, coloured ponies fitted in well with
the family and were treated accordingly. You could chuck a child on bare back and the
horse would not do anything wrong.
Many people will disagree with our findings which is fine, but we have had up to 110
ponies at one time of mixed colour and we found that the coloured ponies were always
the best “pets”, with a natural friendliness to us humans and more suited to our ways.