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'''Ponies''' were small [[horse]]s and were a comparably smaller breed of riding animal than horses.
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'''Ponies''' were small [[horse]]s, used as beasts of burden in much the same manner as their larger cousins.
   
Given their smaller size, ponies were good for smaller jobs and tasks and thus were suitable for [[Hobbit]]s to ride.
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Given their smaller size, ponies were the usual riding mount of choice for small-statured races such as [[Hobbit]]s and [[Dwarves]].
==History==
 
===The Hobbit===
 
   
Ponies were ridden and used for the baggage by [[Thorin and Company]] throughout their journey to the [[Lonely Mountain]], of which some were lost and granted by others such as [[Beorn]]. [[Bilbo]] made the use of one strong pony to carry his modest share of the reward promised to him for services rendered on the [[The Quest of Erebor|Quest]].
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== History ==
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=== The Hobbit ===
   
===The Lord of the Rings===
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Ponies were ridden and used for the baggage by [[Thorin and Company]] throughout their journey to the [[Lonely Mountain]], of which some were lost and granted by others such as [[Beorn]]. [[Bilbo]] made the use of one strong pony to carry his modest share of the reward promised to him for services rendered on the [[The Quest of Erebor|Quest]].<ref>''[[The Hobbit]]''</ref>
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=== The Lord of the Rings ===
 
[[File:Bill_tcg.jpg|thumb|250px|Bill the pony]]
 
[[File:Bill_tcg.jpg|thumb|250px|Bill the pony]]
   
Several ponies are featured in [[The Lord of the Rings]], mostly ridden by the [[Hobbit]]s (due to the simple fact that ordinary horses were too large for them). The most notable pony in the story was Bill. He was acquired by [[Frodo]] and Company, at an unfairly high price (Bill was, at the point, a very weak pony), from Bill Ferny in Bree. He would later accompany them to [[Rivendell]], partially up the [[Misty Mountains|Mountain]] through the [[Caradhras|Redhorn Pass]], up and to the [[Doors of Durin|West-gate of Moria]] where with the attack from the [[Watcher in the Water]] and the perils of [[Moria]] he was released into the wild. He eventually made it back to [[Bree]].
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Several ponies are featured in [[The Lord of the Rings]], mostly ridden by the [[Hobbit]]s (due to the simple fact that ordinary horses were too large for them to control). The most notable pony in the story was Bill. He was purchased by [[Frodo]] and Company from Bill Ferny in Bree, who charged them an unfairly high price (given that the horse was very weak and ill-nourished due to Ferny's neglect). Once in the kind hands of the hobbits, he quickly recovered his strength and would later accompany them to [[Rivendell]], partially up the [[Misty Mountains|Mountain]] through the [[Caradhras|Redhorn Pass]], up and to the [[Doors of Durin|West-gate of Moria]] where with the attack from the [[Watcher in the Water]] and the perils of [[Moria]] he was released into the wild. He eventually found his way back to [[Bree]] on his own recognizance.<ref>''[[The Lord of the Rings]]''</ref>
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== References ==
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==References==
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[[Category:Ponies| ]]
*[[The Hobbit]]
 
*[[The Lord of the Rings]]
 
[[Category:Horses]]
 

Latest revision as of 15:10, February 12, 2019

Ponies were small horses, used as beasts of burden in much the same manner as their larger cousins.

Given their smaller size, ponies were the usual riding mount of choice for small-statured races such as Hobbits and Dwarves.

History Edit

The Hobbit Edit

Ponies were ridden and used for the baggage by Thorin and Company throughout their journey to the Lonely Mountain, of which some were lost and granted by others such as Beorn. Bilbo made the use of one strong pony to carry his modest share of the reward promised to him for services rendered on the Quest.[1]

The Lord of the Rings Edit

Bill tcg

Bill the pony

Several ponies are featured in The Lord of the Rings, mostly ridden by the Hobbits (due to the simple fact that ordinary horses were too large for them to control). The most notable pony in the story was Bill. He was purchased by Frodo and Company from Bill Ferny in Bree, who charged them an unfairly high price (given that the horse was very weak and ill-nourished due to Ferny's neglect). Once in the kind hands of the hobbits, he quickly recovered his strength and would later accompany them to Rivendell, partially up the Mountain through the Redhorn Pass, up and to the West-gate of Moria where with the attack from the Watcher in the Water and the perils of Moria he was released into the wild. He eventually found his way back to Bree on his own recognizance.[2]

References Edit

  1. The Hobbit
  2. The Lord of the Rings
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