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.

 

Booking your child’s first pony ride

Shetland Pony Advice Guides You are thinking of booking your child’s first pony ride? How exciting! Whether it’s for a special treat, or something you’d like to continue, we can help your child start riding in the beautiful English countryside. Watch the video to find...

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How to dismount from a Shetland pony

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...

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Learning to trot on a Shetland pony

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...

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How to put a pony in a field safely

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...

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How to catch a pony

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...

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How to lead a Shetland Pony

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...

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How to shampoo a Shetland Pony

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...

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Know your Shetland pony colours

This week, we learn more about the different coloured coats and hooves of some of the Shetland ponies at Shetland Pony Club. What do we call a black and white pony? Does he have a special name? Is there a different name for a brown and white pony? Are all ponies'...

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Why do Shetland ponies scratch

This week, we learn more about the adorable Shetland ponies at Shetland Pony Club. Why do they scratch each other? Is it a friendly gesture or do they get very itchy? Should people scratch the ponies too? Watch the video to find out more: It's lovely this Spring at...

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Learn how Shetland ponies sleep

This week, we learn how Shetland ponies sleep. Their bodies are specially adapted so that they can sleep in lots more ways than we can. Find out why they need to take short naps and how they do this. Watch the video to find out more: The bluebells are out at Shetland...

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Find out about Shetland pony saddles

This week, we find out about the different types of saddles that we use when riding a Shetland pony. What are the two types of saddle that we use at Shetland Pony Club? There are other parts that we use to hold the saddle in place and put our feet on. What are they...

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How to brush a Shetland pony

This week, we learn how to brush a Shetland pony. Brushing a pony is also called grooming. There are lots of different brushes to choose from. Find out their names and how to use them safely. Watch the video to find out more: The bluebells are out at Shetland Pony...

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