Fluffy alert! Shetland Ponies fluff up for winter

The ponies are beginning to look super fluffy!

Can you see which ponies’ are looking extra fluffy?

Now winter is approaching the ponies are starting to grow longer hair on top of their coats. In the summer the ponies’ coats are sleek, shinny and not fluffy.

As the hour changes and the days get shorter the ponies’ coats get longer. Interestingly researchers have found that it is the length of day that triggers the growth of the ponies’ coats as supposed to the temperature. The weather is quite mild, yet the Shetlands have fluffy coats.

The ponies also grow long hair on the top of their tails, this is called a snow chute this keeps snow off their tails during the winter. Oil in the ponies’ coats keeps the rain and water away from their bellies so they keep warm and cosy during the cold months.

Watch the video to find out more: Fluffy alert! Shetland Ponies fluff up for winter

Autumn Riding Programme:

Own a Pony Experiences – are two hours long and are delightful early riding and learning experiences for children from age 4 years old. £65/ child.

  • Sunday 27 November, 2:15pm- Spaces

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Starter Rides  45 minutes long and are specially designed as first riding experiences for children. £45/ child. From age 3.

  • Sunday 13 November, 12:15pm- spaces 
  • Sunday 13 November, 2:15pm- 1 space 

Shetland Pony Walking is the perfect way for older children, teenagers and grown-ups to enjoy Shetland Ponies in the lovely Surrey countryside. Come and spend time, enjoying and leading your very own Shetland pony. £45/ person.

  • Sunday 20 November, 2:15pm- Spaces

Shetland Pony Club Gift Vouchers:  are a wonderful gift for anyone who loves Shetland ponies. We have online vouchers or beautiful hard copy vouchers. You can purchase them here. Or call the office, 01372 844 077 / 07734 950309

Pony Share Membership-You can experience a pony of your own, the easy way, with Pony Share Membership. Learn to ride, build a bond with your pony, come regularly to our club and enjoy pony fun in the countryside. Join our waitlist for 2023. 

Shetland Pony Parties – back on for 3-year-olds! Amazing pony parties for children aged 3 -10 years old. Use of a private facility with 6 ponies, creating magical memories for your child’s birthday. One and a half hours – £650 for 10 children. Extra riding children (up to 18), £25 each. Very popular- Sold out for this season. To book your party for 2023 please contact the office :07734 950 309 or email us: info@shetlandponyclub.co.uk

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You can book online or give us a call 07734 950 309 or email us: info@shetlandponyclub.co.uk

From Rosemary, the Shetland Pony Club Team and all the Shetland ponies