What do Shetland ponies do when they are not eating?

Did you know that Shetland ponies can graze for up to 17 hours per day? That’s a lot of eating.

When the grass is frosty, like this week in England, the ponies know not to eat too much grass, as it will make their stomach’s sore.

So, what else do Shetland ponies do?

Well, the ponies love to itch and rub and you can see who is doing this in the video.

They also scratch each other to make friends and bond with the others.

The Shetland ponies also love to trot, canter and gallop around the meadows for fun.

When their playtime is over, they snooze in the sunshine. Can you see Toffee and Teddy Bear taking a nap, so adorable!

Ponies do not lie down for very long, maybe thirty minutes maximum, as this can be unsafe for them in the wild.  They take it in turns to lie down and will do so at any time of day, with their friends watching over them.

So, the ponies keep very busy on their winter holidays and there’s plenty to do when the grass is frosty.

Watch the video to find out more:

The ponies are on their winter holidays until 7 March 2020.

Bookings will open for pony fun in late winter and you can join the waiting list to be the first to hear when bookings open.

Once bookings open you will be able to book online for:

Pony Mornings – are 2 hours long and are delightful early riding and learning experiences for children from age 4 years old. Children enjoy both riding and pony care. They cost £55 per child.

Starter Rides  are 45 minutes long and are specially designed as first riding experiences for children from age 2½ years old. They cost £40 per child.

The office is open throughout the winter and you can book Birthday Parties on the phone and buy Gift Vouchers online here, or give us a call in the office on: 07734 950309 or info@shetlandponyclub.co.uk

Small Ponies…Big Dreams from
Rosemary, Liz and all the ponies and the Team at Shetland Pony Club

Meet our new Shetland pony

This week we meet our new Shetland pony – how exciting!

We are thrilled to announce that we have a new Shetland pony at the Ranch.

Can you guess his name?

See him arriving in the horsebox and watch his first days at the Ranch.

What colour is he?  Find out if he enjoys coming to Shetland Pony Club and what happens when he meets the other ponies.

Watch the video to find out more:

The ponies are on their winter holidays until 7 March 2020.

Bookings will open for pony fun in late winter and you can join the waiting list to be the first to hear when bookings open.

The office is open throughout the winter and you can book Birthday Parties on the phone now and buy Gift Vouchers online here, or give us a call in the office on: 07734 950309 or info@shetlandponyclub.co.uk

Small Ponies…Big Dreams from
Rosemary, Liz and all the ponies and the Team at Shetland Pony Club

Shetland pony patrol

Join us on this week’s Shetland pony patrol.

Every day, we check the holidaying ponies’ health and wellbeing on our Shetland pony patrol.  Madeleine and Rosemary are carefully checking all the ponies to see that they are fit and happy, and saying hello with a rub and the occasional peppermint.

Take a look at the ponies with their fluffy coats on our pony patrol.

Who likes rubbing on the log and who has a crazy hairstyle?

Watch the video to find out more:

The ponies are on their winter holidays until 7 March 2020.

Bookings will open for pony fun in late winter and you can join the waiting list to be the first to hear when bookings open.

The office is open throughout the winter and you can book Birthday Parties on the phone now and buy Gift Vouchers online here, or give us a call in the office on: 07734 950309 or info@shetlandponyclub.co.uk

Small Ponies…Big Dreams from
Rosemary, Liz and all the ponies and the Team at Shetland Pony Club

Shetland Pony Club Review of 2019

Wow! In this Shetland Pony Club Review of 2019, we look back at the wonderful times we have shared with the ponies, team and children throughout the changing seasons at The Ranch.

From a fully booked year of membership fun, with lessons, camps, learning polo and new saddles; to unicorn birthday parties, fetes and school visits, Toby’s retirement; new pony, Snowdrop, arriving and our War Horse Parade.

Phew! What an amazing time we have had with the ponies.  We hope you enjoy the Shetland Pony Club Review of 2019 and look forward to welcoming you for more pony fun in 2020.

Watch the video here to enjoy those special moments:

The ponies are on their winter holidays until 7 March 2020.

Bookings will open for pony fun in late winter and you can join the waiting list to be the first to hear when bookings open.

The office is open throughout the winter and you can book Birthday Parties on the phone now and buy Gift Vouchers online here, or give us a call in the office on: 07734 950309 or info@shetlandponyclub.co.uk

Small Ponies…Big Dreams from
Rosemary, Liz and all the ponies and the Team at Shetland Pony Club

Enjoy the cute snowy Shetland ponies this Christmas

We all love cute Shetland ponies and snow at Christmas, so we hope you enjoy this adorable video of the cute snowy Shetland ponies.

Wishing you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all the ponies and the team at Shetland Pony Club.

Watch the video here to see the cute, snowy Shetland ponies:

The ponies are on their winter holidays until 7 March 2020.

Bookings will open for pony fun in late winter and you can join the waiting list to be the first to hear when bookings open here.

The office is open throughout the winter and you can buy your Gift Vouchers online here or give us a call in the office on: 07734 950309 or info@shetlandponyclub.co.uk

Small Ponies…Big Dreams from
Rosemary, Liz and all the ponies and the Team at Shetland Pony Club

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