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This Island Is Home To More Ponies Than Humans, So It's Basically Heaven On Earth

OCTOBER 11, 2016  —  By Hannah Austin

Are you craving a secluded vacation far away from everyone you know and the problems they cause?

Look no further than Foula Island, the most remote and sparsely populated island both in Scotland and in Britain more generally. If you're an animal lover, you have to add this destination to your bucket list. Here's why.

Foula is only three and a half miles wide and is known to many as "The Edge of the World." Incredibly, only 30 people call the island home.

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There are sprawling acres of luscious green grass...

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....stunning coastal views....

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....and over 1,500 Shetland ponies! That's right, on Foula Island, ponies outnumber humans 50 to one.

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It's believed that the breed originated either on Foula or the neighboring Shetland Islands, hence the name.

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In any case, there's evidence that Shetland ponies have been living on Foula Island since the Bronze Age, which began around 2,300 B.C.E.

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There are very few places in the world where you can see wild Shetland ponies running free like this! And seriously, how cute are they?

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With so few humans around, the little nuggets have nothing to fear. In fact, some will walk right up to visitors and give them pony kisses!

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To see these majestic animals in action, check out the video below.


Now if you'll excuse me, I have to book a flight. I'm coming, ponies!


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