Do Shetland ponies need horseshoes?

Join Rosemary in this week’s advice video as she answers your question, do Shetland ponies need horseshoes?

Our ponies don’t generally need horseshoes, this is called having a ‘barefoot pony’. It’s something that is becoming increasingly popular in the horsey world.

Why don’t our Shetland ponies need horseshoes?

  • Shetland ponies have good strong, sturdy hooves that don’t often crack
  • The children who ride are lightweight and don’t put pressure on the pony’s hooves
  • The ground that we ride on is soft and doesn’t have stones

Watch the video to find out: Do Shetland ponies need horseshoes?

Booking update:

The Ranch opens on Saturday 5th March 2022 – Sunday 27th November 2022.

Shetland Pony Parties – back on for 3 year olds! Amazing pony parties for children aged 3 -10 years old. Use of a private facility with 6 ponies, creating magical memories for your child’s birthday. One and a half hours – £650 for 10 children. Extra riding children (up to 18), £25 each.

Easter Egg Hunts 9th -18th April 2022. Come and take part in our fun Shetland Pony Treasure Hunts especially for Easter, with riding along a trail and chocolate eggs to find in the countryside. Easter fun for children aged 4-10 years old. One and a half-hour session- £65/ child.

Starter Rides  back on for 3 year olds! 45 minutes long and are specially designed as first riding experiences for children. £45/ child.

Own a Pony Experiences – are two hours long and are delightful early riding and learning experiences for children from age 4 years old. £65/ child.

Summer pony camp days and weeks – enjoy the whole day with your favourite Shetland pony. Learn to ride him, look after him and enjoy being with him all day long. 9:30am – 4pm, Summer holidays only. Age 5+. £135 per day or £540 per week.

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From Rosemary, the Shetland Pony Club Team and all the Shetland ponies

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