I am sorry if this is a stupid question. I understand minis are horses and ponies are ponies, but what is the real difference? What makes a shetland different than a mini horse? How would you tell the difference? My minis were sold to me as mini horses. Yet I have had a few horse people say no, they are ponies. I dont care what they are, but at the same time I want to be able to tell the difference. I saw so many of the youtube videos of idiots riding small horses. But its ok if they are shetland ponies? I just dont understand why if they are the same size? Does it all depend on build? uhg, I am just confused But if anyone would like to try to educate me I would really appriciate the help!