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 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

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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Horsey Jargon Buster 3 – Colours

Have you ever heard people talking about horses’ colours and it makes no sense? Join Rosemary in this video to learn all about horses and ponies’ colours. In this third of our jargon buster videos we show you some colours and explain why they have the names that they...

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Guess the weight of our Shetland Pony

How much does a Shetland pony weigh? We want to know so that we can see if a Shetland pony's weight changes over the season and to help them have accurate doses of medicine when the vet comes. So, we were really excited when our new pony weighing scales have arrived...

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Shetland Ponies and the Salt Lick

In this weeks' video, Shetland Ponies and the Salt Lick, find out why our Shetland Ponies need salt in their diet. At this time of year, Spring, the grass is very juicy and tasty.  But, it can also lack minerals and salt, so it’s good to provide the ponies with some...

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Shetland Pony Survival in the Snow

Shetland Pony Survival in the Snow What are the Shetland Pony Survival issues in the prolonged snowy weather? It’s been minus 10 degrees for several days.  The winter wind the "Beast from the East" has an icy grip on the ranch. This means the water tanks are frozen...

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