Ah Shetland ponies are just adorable. Lol- do you know why they grew so small. This question brings into play the “Jura” Mammoth skeletons. T’was all a question of food and evolution. As the ice age receded and the waters rose the Scot’s islands grew smaller. The horses, cattle and mammoths grew smaller as those that were “little” found enough to eat and survive whilst their (mammoth) big brethren could not find enough food and died out. Size did matter and the smaller the better. The woolly mammoth skeletons found on the Isle of Jura are barely five feet tall, despite the hair and tusks. They survived long after the larger species met a sad demise. Lol- didn’t know if anyone would be interested but…..
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