The Shetland Pony (Allen Breed Series) by Anna Hodson. One of the Allen Breed Series, this book traces the history of the Shetland, Britain's oldest and most distinguished native pony. Hodson asks Is the fashion for ever-smaller ponies leading to the loss of the genuine Shetland? If so, how best can this attractive pony be saved for posterity? Hardcover. 144 pgs.