Domestic animals of the Faroe Islands

Faroe pony’s on a stamp

Adapted from Wikipedia

The unique domestic animals of the Faroe Islands are a result of 1,200 years of isolated breeding.

Faroese pony

The Faroe pony (føroyska rossið in faroese) is a strong but small pony. Its height is between 115 cm -125 cm. in the old days it was used as a work horse, carrying heavy loads, but now it’s mostly used as a child’s riding horse. in the early 1900, a lot of ponies were exported to be used as pit ponies, in the 1960 there were 5-6 pure ponies left, now with huge efforts there are now 53 ponies.

Faroese Sheep