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When, due to the 1842 Mines Act, child and woman labour in the mines became forbidden, ‘pit ponies’ served as a thankful alternative.
Although these harsh and dangerous labour conditions belong to the past for good, the Shetland pony hasn’t lost his courage and perseverance needed to fulfil such a task: one doesn’t need to be big to be brave!

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