Shetland Ponies wearing Fair Isle Cardigans

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If there’s anything cuter than a Shetland pony, it would have to be a pair of Shetland ponies wearing fair isle cardigan sweaters! Nothing makes me want to visit Scotland more than the thought that I might actually get to meet these silly creatures, so it’s decidedly apropos that these are the images VisitScotland chose to entice travelers. Photographer Rob McDougall was commissioned by Scotland’s national tourism organization to capture ponies Fivla and Vitamin in these fashionable sweaters handmade especially for them by local knitter Doreen Brown. Just as beautiful as the now local celebrity ponies is the natural, lush scenery that surrounds them.


In the video below, you can see the set-up process for the shoot and get a better look at the patterns on the sweaters and furry little hooves. The fair isle jumpers have a lot of buttons, but Fivla and Vitamin don’t seem to mind; they are ready to work it for the camera. If these pics were enough to make you start planning a Euro-trip, head over to VisitScotland. See more work by Rob McDougall on his website.

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