This week, is our 150th episode of Shetland Pony Club TV. It’s exciting that our Shetland ponies are watched in 175 countries all around the world. Thank you so much for watching.
Parents and children often ask us how to ride and care for ponies. We’ve helped over 7,000 children start out with ponies and we want to share that knowledge with you.
So, this week, as part of our advice series, we share with you an important riding tip: how to dismount from a Shetland pony. We see how to get off of a pony safely and show you some incorrect ways too.
Starting out with ponies – survey results
We’re delighted with the survey results that you have sent us. Thank you. There has been lots of very helpful advice that we can pass on to parents who are starting out riding with their children.
You told us that the benefits of riding are far reaching. It not only gives children the skill of riding; it teaches them responsibility, gives them confidence, gets them outside and is huge fun. It’s also very rewarding and enjoyable for parents too.
We also asked you – what were your biggest worries when you started out with ponies. Here is your top concern:
To help, here’s our guide to the 5 simple ways to start with ponies that are easy on the pocket.
We’ll share with you lots more hints and tips on how to get started with ponies in our new online course – it’s almost complete and we’ll be releasing it soon. Thank you for your involvement in creating our starting out with ponies’ course. It is very much appreciated.
Small Ponies…Big Dreams
from Rosemary and the Shetland ponies
P.S. If you, or your friends are interested in finding out more about the costs of getting started with ponies please download the guide here.