Pony advice on horse riding and pony care from Shetland Pony Club

Our pony advice blog and video series is here, all in one place to help you learn all you want to know about learning to horse ride, pony care and starting out with ponies.

Whether it’s how to catch a pony, how to put on a bridle or saddle, how to walk, or trot, we will show you how to begin safety.  Find out all about ponies here.

 

How to have a well-behaved Shetland Pony

How to have a well-behaved Shetland Pony

 Join Rosemary in this week’s video to learn how to have a well-behaved Shetland Pony. People are often amazed how well-behaved our ponies are. It’s important that we have suitable ponies for children so they can have a safe and enjoyable time. Here are Rosemary’s...

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How strong are Shetland ponies?

How strong are Shetland ponies?

 Join Rosemary in this week’s advice video as she answers your question, how strong are Shetland ponies? We often get asked the question how do the Shetlands manage to carry the children when they are so small? Our Shetlands range in size from 32 inches- 42 inches,...

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Do Shetland ponies need a stable?

Do Shetland ponies need a stable?

 Join Rosemary in this week’s advice video as she answers your question, do Shetland ponies need a stable? Our ponies live outside all year round. This is called keeping a pony at ‘grass’. So, how do the ponies manage without a stable? Shetlands prefer living outside...

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Do Shetland ponies need horseshoes?

Do Shetland ponies need horseshoes?

 Join Rosemary in this week’s advice video as she answers your question, do Shetland ponies need horseshoes? Our ponies don’t generally need horseshoes, this is called having a ‘barefoot pony’. It’s something that is becoming increasingly popular in the horsey...

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Are Shetland ponies expensive to keep?

Are Shetland ponies expensive to keep?

 Join Rosemary in this week’s video as she answers your question, are Shetlands expensive to keep? We often get asked the question if it's cheaper to keep a Shetland pony rather than a bigger horse, as Shetlands are much smaller. Rosemary explains what you need to...

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Are Shetland ponies naughty?

Are Shetland ponies naughty?

 Join Rosemary in this week’s video as she answers your question, are Shetland ponies naughty? Rosemary explains why Shetland ponies are often misunderstood and are actually well behaved when looked after properly. Shetland ponies need as much training, care, love,...

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Why are Shetland Ponies so small?

Why are Shetland Ponies so small?

 Join Rosemary in our latest pony advice video, which answers your frequently asked questions about our ponies.This week Rosemary answers your question - why are Shetland ponies so small?  Watch the video to find out more. In this week’s video you’ll find out: Why...

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What do Shetland ponies eat?

What do Shetland ponies eat?

What do Shetland ponies eat, is a great question that we find the answer to in this week’s Shetland Pony Club advice video.  What do Shetland ponies eat? The main part of a Shetland pony’s diet is grass. He eats for as long as 16 hours per day, so can eat lots more...

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What do Shetland ponies eat in a day?

What do Shetland ponies eat in a day?

What do Shetland ponies eat in a day? Let’s find out with Rosemary as she shows us how to look after the ponies at Shetland Pony Club to keep them happy and healthy. What do Shetland ponies eat in a day? Just like us, Shetland ponies need a good breakfast early in the...

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What does a Shetland pony weigh?

What does a Shetland pony weigh?

In this pony advice video we learn the answer to a much-asked question - what does a Shetland pony weigh?  How do you weigh a Shetland pony? To find out the weight of our Shetland ponies, the most accurate way to do so is with a special pony weigh scales, which are...

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Pony Problems: Laminitis

Pony Problems: Laminitis

In our latest Advice Guide from Shetland Pony Club we look at a pony problem called Laminitis. Laminitis is a common condition in ponies, often caused by eating too much sugary grass. It causes the sensitive laminae in the feet to swell and become very sore. How to...

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