Now for some info on the pony: The pony is a small version of the horse, well because, they look like horses but smaller versions. Obviously, they have hooves, a mane, and a tail. These companions are great pals, but you can't ride them for too long. Shetland Ponies are a favorite breed of mine, These guys are good for leading around and letting a 2 year old ride on, but not any person older than 4 should ride them. If you really want a riding pal, you should look towards horses. Ponies are just great pets. But pets, aren't just pets. They are best friends who are always there.