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 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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How to keep Shetland ponies warm in winter

How to keep Shetland ponies warm in winter

Find out how to keep Shetland ponies warm in winter in this week’s video from Shetland Pony Club.  Do Shetland ponies prefer the cold weather? Shetland ponies come from the Shetland Islands which are 120 miles north of mainland Scotland in the North Sea.  The weather...

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What to look for in a Shetland pony

What to look for in a Shetland pony

This week we learn what to look for in a Shetland pony and what qualities we should seek out when choosing the ideal pony to buy.  What to look for in a Shetland pony Batman is a pedigree Shetland pony who is registered with the Shetland Pony Stud Book Society and...

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Do you dream of owning a Shetland pony?

Do you dream of owning a Shetland pony?

Do you dream of owning a Shetland pony, but are worried about the practicalities? Well, you’ve come to the right place. In this video we find out about the problems of buying and caring for a Shetland pony and how our membership can help. A pony of your own, the easy...

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How long do Shetland ponies live?

How long do Shetland ponies live?

People often ask us how long do Shetland ponies live? Let’s find out more about the Shetland pony breed and what their characteristics are. A native breed Shetland ponies are a native breed, which means that they have adapted to their environment over centuries and...

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Shetland Pony Nottingham’s Vet Visit

Shetland Pony Nottingham’s Vet Visit

This week we find out about Shetland Pony Nottingham’s Vet Visit. Nottingham had a small cut just above his hoof, when he came in for breakfast one morning. We decided to organise a vet visit to make sure he was going to be OK. Vet visit for Nottingham The vet needed...

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Learning to be a Shetland Pony Vet

Learning to be a Shetland Pony Vet

Would you like to learn to be a Shetland Pony Vet? Lots of our staff have trained to be vets and some are hoping to get places at vet school tomorrow, on A-Level results day. Good luck staff! Many of the children who ride with us would like to be vets too. So, at...

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Shetland Pony weigh-in after lockdown

Shetland Pony weigh-in after lockdown

During lockdown the Shetland ponies did a lot of resting and eating.  Some of them have put on too much weight.  How can we tell? Shetland Pony weigh-in At Shetland Pony Club we have some special pony scales so that we can have a Shetland Pony weigh-in to see if the...

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