Visit to the Queen’s Highland Ponies at Balmoral

In this special episode for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, we are going to look at a trip I took to the Queen’s private estate at Balmoral to see her Highland Ponies!

Highland Ponies are native to the Highlands of Scotland, they like Shetlands but bigger. The Queen breeds them on her estate in Balmoral. I spent a day with the Stud Manager and we had lots of jobs to do.

  • First we had to give the ponies some hay
  • Then we had to fed the stallions, male ponies, a special feed

We drove around the Balmoral Estate; can you see what other animals I saw?

We then visited the mothers with their foals, they were adorable! Highland ponies are quite rare, so the Stud plays an important role in protecting them. The mothers’ give the foals milk to drink and then they learn to eat hay and grass. As the foals grow up, they are used for:

  • Riding
  • Transporting things around the hilly estate

It was such a special treat to see all the wonderful Highland Ponies. Thank you to HM The Queen for taking excellent care of her native breeds.

Watch the video to find out more: Visit to the Queen’s Highland Ponies at Balmoral

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

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