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.


At what age can you ride a Shetland pony?

In this week’s pony information video, we find out all about the minimum age you need to be to ride a Shetland pony and lots more. At what age can you ride a Shetland pony? Rosemary talks us through the minimum and maximum age you need to be to ride a Shetland pony. ...

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Shetland Pony Dentist

Shetland Pony Dentist’s visit – surely not? Did you know that there is a Shetland Pony Dentist?  Our equine dentist, Rob, is highly trained and comes to visit the Shetland ponies every year. So how do we know if the ponies need the dentist?  Find out what to look for...

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Shetland Pony Vet Visit

There’s a Shetland Pony vet visit happening at The Ranch this week and we are getting prepared with the ponies.  First, we need to find out how much the ponies weigh, so that they can be given the right amount of vaccination. Then, we need to have every pony ready as...

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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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