Common beasts of burden in Middle-earth, especially used by Hobbits and Dwarves, whose small stature made the riding of horses difficult.
The connection with foals and other young animals is merely due to the size of a pony, which will remain smaller than a full-sized horse even into adulthood.
Bill, Bob, Bumpkin, Fatty Lumpkin, Frodo Baggins, Sharp-ears, Silver Pennies, Strider, Stybba, Swish-tail, The Pony, White-socks, Wise-nose
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