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 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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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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