Welcome to the Fairytail Miniature Shetland Pony Stud web site. Updated June 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
temperament. We did that, in a brilliant way, time after time.
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 did that,
100% proven with all of our coloured foals 2010.
This paragraph is the most important part of my web site, “If you only
like black or chestnut ponies then this site may not be for you. If
however you have ever experienced the very different quiet, gentle
and more intelligent nature of “coloured horses and ponies then this
site is for you” or if you are interested, this site is interesting.
A long time ago, the North American Indian’s realized that the coloured horses 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 friendly horses.
Coloured horses have been frowned on since then for the wrong reason, they were
linked to the baddies, north American Indians.
Later Gipsy,s or travelling people also realized that these types of horses can actually
be the best for humans, being slightly more intelligent than most but not all plain
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 one 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.
If you compare a wild wolf with a pet dog, they are both the same but
they are not in their brains, it is the same in our eyes as comparing a
Black miniature Shetland pony which can often can be the boss
against a gentle and very intelligent coloured miniature Shetland, even
if it is ok with us.
We have had some lovely black stallions and mares with nice temperament, but they
are rarely as good as the coloured ponies and they are always the bullies to the other
placid coloured ponies when we mix.
I hope that some of you will try to help us to breed more and more intelligent horses to
help the whole World sort out many problems. Oil will not last for more than about 50
or more years then we will be back to horses or sun light which may be brighter then.
I hope that I have not bored you too much with this and hope that you enjoy the rest of
our web site.
Selwyn & Janette
All seven expected foals
born alive and with no
3 Fillies and 4 Colts,
all coloured and well