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.
Find out what happens when the pony dentist visits Shetland Pony Club Did you know that horses and ponies need to go to the pony dentist? Well a pony needs to look after his teeth in the same way as we do. Ponies eat tough grasses which can wear down their teeth...read more
This week, in one of our pony advice videos, we learn how to clean a Shetland pony’s eyes. Parents and children often ask us how to care for a pony’s eyes. What do you need to clean a pony’s eyes? How do you clean them safely? Watch the video to find out more:...read more
Survey Results There have been so many positive responses to our survey about starting out with ponies. You have been very helpful in letting us know about your pony dreams for your children – whether it’s of unicorns, cowboys, Olympic gold medals or to own a pony....read more
This week, is our 150th episode of Shetland Pony Club TV. It’s exciting that our Shetland ponies are watched in 175 countries all around the world. Thank you so much for watching. Parents and children often ask us how to ride and care for ponies. We’ve helped over...read more
5 Simple ways to start with ponies that are easy on the pocket Pony advice - costs: we asked parents what’s the number one worry they have when starting out with ponies: It’s COST At Shetland Pony Club, we we’ve helped over 7,000 children begin pony riding. You...read more
This week, we are learning to trot on Shetland pony, at Shetland Pony Club. Find out about the natural saddle pads we use and how you can soon be trotting around on your pony. Learn the two different ways to trot. What are they called? Watch the video to find out...read more
This week, we learn how to put a pony in a field safely. The Shetland ponies at the ranch can be keen to run off to meet their friends at the end of the day. So, we need to be careful when we turn them out in the field. Do our Shetland ponies run away? Watch the video...read more
Today we learn the best way to catch a Shetland Pony from the field. What’s the best way to get them to come to you? Learn how to put a headcollar on safely. One of our ponies Gordon has a special trick to being caught. Watch to find out how to catch him! Our summer...read more
This week, we learn how to lead a Shetland pony at Shetland Pony Club. Take a look at how we do it safely. How should you hold the rope? Should you be in front of your Shetland pony, beside him or behind? Watch the video to find out more: Summer Holiday bookings are...read more
This week, we learn how to shampoo a Shetland pony. Take a look at how we do it safely to make the ponies feel comfortable and look stunning. Do we wash the whole Shetland pony in one go? Find out what happens to Hector Moonbeam when he is washed all over. Watch the...read more