Dinky in the wildflower meadow at Shetland Pony Club

Facts about our Shetland Pony Dinky

Lived to 13 years old.  He died in 2023 when he had been undergoing treatment for cancer.
Size: Mini 32 inches
Colour: Brown and white (skewbald)

Dinky came to us in 2016. He was born in South Wales and lived in the west country before coming to The Ranch. He was an experienced pony at Shetland Pony Club and a great choice for smaller children to ride on and love. His adorable perky and friendly personality made him a firm favourite with many children and staff.

Small and Cute

Dinky was one of our smallest Shetland ponies at only 32 inches, along with Snowdrop. Ponies and horses are measured in hands (the width of a grown-up’s hand is about 4 inches). So Dinky was 8 hands high (8hh). He was called Dinky because he was so small. Dinky means attractively small and neat, cute and adorable. A very pretty colour known as skewbald, Dinky had a rich chestnut brown and white coat. He had a very pretty head, with an adorable white patch on his nose, which is called a snip, and a striking light mane and a brown tail.

Reliable and fun-loving

Dinky was very reliable and was chosen to attend a nativity service and walk inside a packed local church on Christmas Eve, which he was brilliant at.  He was good friends with the other ponies at Shetland Pony Club and will be sadly missed by us all.

Dinky at Shetland Pony Club

Find out about the other Shetland ponies here.