Are our Shetland ponies too fat or too thin?
In this week’s Shetland Pony Club TV we go with Rosemary to see the Shetland ponies at the end of their winter holidays to see how healthy they are. We want to know: are our Shetland ponies too fat or too thin?
Our Shetland ponies are kept as naturally as possible, so we don’t feed them any pony nuts hay, or carrots. They live outside all year round and live off the natural goodness of their pastures. So, in the summer, when the grass is rich, they put on weight. They can then lose weight during the winter months when the grass is not growing.
As Shetland ponies are bred to live on the Shetland Islands, in the very north of Scotland, they are able to withstand very harsh weather conditions with their amazingly fluffy coats.
This means that it can be hard to tell if our ponies are too fat or too thin?
Find out how our Shetland ponies are doing on their weight check.
New – Afternoon Pony Riding added
Due to popular demand we have added some Starter Rides and Pony Afternoons to our programme on Saturday 17 March and Sunday 25 March 2015.
Starter Rides – are 45 minutes long and specially designed first riding experiences for children from age 2½ years old. They cost £39 per child.
Pony Afternoons – are 2 hours long and specially designed as early riding experiences for children from age 4 years old. They cost £49 per child.
Come and join us for pony fun in the beautiful Surrey countryside. Bookings are by appointment only so give us a call on 01372 844077 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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