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.

 

What makes a quality Shetland Pony?

What makes a quality Shetland Pony?

This week we find out what makes a quality Shetland Pony in an information video from Rosemary. Find out about pony passports and if they mean that a pony has good breeding. You will learn which characteristics to look for in a quality Shetland Pony, such as a kind...

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Keeping Shetland ponies in a natural way

Keeping Shetland ponies in a natural way

We are often asked, where do our Shetland ponies live?  Do they have stables nearby and what do they need to eat to be healthy? Keeping Shetland ponies in a natural way At Shetland Pony Club, we have been keeping our Shetland ponies in a natural way for over 10 years,...

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Learn how to play polo on a Shetland pony

Learn how to play polo on a Shetland pony

Learn how to play polo on a Shetland pony in this week’s episode of Shetland Pony Club TV. What is polo? Polo is an exciting game played on polo ponies at the gallop.  It's very skilled when played well, but everybody has to start somewhere. So how do I start to learn...

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How can I ride the same pony each week?

How can I ride the same pony each week?

Find out how you can ride the same pony each week at Shetland Pony Club. Advice on Pony Ownership Parents often ask us all about buying and owning a Shetland pony.  When they find out how much it costs (the British Horse Society estimates that it costs about £7,000...

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Can I keep a Shetland pony in my garden?

Can I keep a Shetland pony in my garden?

In this week’s pony advice video, Rosemary answers one of your frequently asked questions: can I keep a Shetland pony in my garden? How much space do you need to keep a Shetland pony? It may be more than you think. You need about one acre of land to keep a Shetland...

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Are Shetland ponies good for children?

Are Shetland ponies good for children?

With 10 years’ experience at Shetland Pony Club, Rosemary answers your question: “Are Shetland ponies good for children?” in this week’s pony advice video. Are Shetland ponies good pets? Shetland ponies have a reputation of being a bit cheeky, naughty and tricky to...

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At what age can you ride a Shetland pony?

At what age can you ride a Shetland pony?

In this week’s pony information video, we find out all about the minimum age you need to be to ride a Shetland pony and lots more. At what age can you ride a Shetland pony? Rosemary talks us through the minimum and maximum age you need to be to ride a Shetland pony. ...

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Shetland Pony Dentist

Shetland Pony Dentist

Shetland Pony Dentist’s visit – surely not? Did you know that there is a Shetland Pony Dentist?  Our equine dentist, Rob, is highly trained and comes to visit the Shetland ponies every year. So how do we know if the ponies need the dentist?  Find out what to look for...

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Shetland Pony Vet Visit

Shetland Pony Vet Visit

There’s a Shetland Pony vet visit happening at The Ranch this week and we are getting prepared with the ponies.  First, we need to find out how much the ponies weigh, so that they can be given the right amount of vaccination. Then, we need to have every pony ready as...

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What not to buy when you start riding?

What not to buy when you start riding?

In this week’s pony advice video, save yourself some money and find out what not to buy when you start riding. Do you need all that stuff? There is an overwhelming amount of riding gear that’s there to tempt you, when you start riding. You can get riding equipment for...

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Riding hats for children

Riding hats for children

Join Rosemary in this week’s pony advice video to learn all about riding hats for children. She will show you the different types of hat that are available for children. Find out what to look out for when you buy a hat for your child. What are the latest safety...

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