Meet Muffin, one of our original ponies at Shetland Pony Club. He is a male pony and is known as a midi Shetland pony, which means that he is not too big, or small. His height is 97 cm or 38 inches high. Shetland ponies are measured in inches, not hands, but if people ask, he is 9 hands 2 inches. Ponies are measured from the ground to the wither (shoulder) using a measuring stick.
Facts about Muffin
Age: 17 years old (according to his passport, although he may be older)
Size: Midi Shetland
Male or female: Male
Muffin is a fun friendly Shetland pony who is easy to ride and lead and is trained in Natural Horsemanship and can stand on a log. He is an ideal first pony for children to learn to ride on. Starter Rides are the perfect way to enjoy riding on him, find out more about them here.
Muffin eats on grass and hay from our own farms. He has a little hard feed to keep his minerals and vitamins at the right level. Feeding a Shetland correctly is an art. Too much feed and they can get laminitis, a painful condition of the hoof, so we keep a close eye on them. He is fond of grass and so we have to watch his diet carefully.
He stars in some Shetland Pony Club TV episodes, have a look at him in “Muffin’s Mud bath”.
Watch the video below to find out why he rolls and who else is rolling with him…
Sometimes Muffin forgets to come into The Ranch for his breakfast. See what happens in this video: