www.shetlandponies.com. The Shetland pony originated in Northern Scotland, however the American shetland ponies are from the United States. The shetland breed is ancient. A shetland pony is usually a very gentle and small pony, ranging from 9 h.h. to 11 h.h. These shetland ponies are excellent for a childs first horse. They are very strong for their size, capable of pulling twice or more, the amount of their weight. Shetland ponies come in an array of colors. Some of the most common being, black, brown, gray, dunn, white, and even piebald and skewbald. Equestrian real estate and other breeds of horses may also be found on this website.