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 how to look after ponies in our Shetland Pony Advice Box Set here.  You can also learn about our Shetland ponies here.

 

Working with our Shetland Ponies

Working with our Shetland Ponies

This week we are working with our Shetland ponies to get them ready for riding. We open Shetland Pony Club this weekend, on 2 March. Ponies love horse whispering At Shetland Pony Club we use Natural Horsemanship, or horse whispering.  This is where we communicate with...

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Training time with our Shetland Ponies

Training time with our Shetland Ponies

 It’s training time with our Shetland Ponies as we get ready for the new season, starting next weekend, at Shetland Pony Club. The winter holidays are over and the team and ponies are getting ready to start riding again. All the children will be arriving soon, so the...

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Keeping Shetland Ponies in Winter

Keeping Shetland Ponies in Winter

People often ask what happens to our ponies in the winter months when we are closed. In this week's video we find out where the ponies live and what they feed on during the winter months. Do the Shetland Ponies live in a stable? Our Shetland Ponies live in fields with...

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Are Shetland Ponies Strong?

Are Shetland Ponies Strong?

Are Shetland Ponies strong is a question we are often asked at Shetland Pony Club. In this week’s video we look at how a Shetland Pony’s shape means that they are very strong. Compact bodies Shetland ponies have short strong backs and strong lower legs as well as a...

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Do you dream of owning a Shetland pony?

Do you dream of owning a Shetland pony?

Find out how you can have a pony of your own, every weekend at Shetland Pony Club - the easy way, in this week’s video. See availability update and Christmas gift ideas below Do you dream of owning a Shetland pony? Let’s find out how you can make your dreams of owning...

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Shetland Pony Horse Whispering

Shetland Pony Horse Whispering

 See availability update below It’s Horse Whispering Day at Shetland Pony Club Summer Day Camp. Let’s learn more about it in this week’s video.  Learning to use the round pen The children start by watching Rosemary as she shows them how we train our ponies in natural...

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Should you rescue a Shetland Pony?

Should you rescue a Shetland Pony?

 Should you rescue a Shetland Pony? Join Rosemary in this week’s video where she looks at some of the joys and problems of rescuing Shetland Ponies. Today our ponies at Shetland Pony Club are not rescue ponies. They are pedigree (registered)  ponies and some of them...

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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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