Can Shetland ponies dream?

This week we find out: can Shetland ponies dream? In this pony information video, we learn about how ponies sleep, and whether they dream?

How do Shetland ponies sleep?

Ponies have special joints which enable them to lock their back legs, so that they can rest comfortably and sleep whilst standing up, without falling over.

This helps to keep them safe, so that they can be ready to run away at a moments notice, which is important for survival in the wild.

How long to Shetland ponies sleep for?

Surprisingly, horses and ponies only need to sleep for 5-6 hours in 24 hours, much less sleep than humans.  They can sleep at any time of day or night and they break their sleep up into lots of naps.

So, can Shetland ponies dream?

We know that ponies have about an hour of deep sleep a day, when they lie down, often with a friend watching over them. We think that they dream when in this deep sleep, but can only guess what they at dream about.

Watch the video to find out more:

If you’d like to know more about how horses sleep you can read this interesting article here about how horses sleep.

The ponies are on their winter holidays until 7 March 2020.

Bookings will open for pony fun in late winter and you can join the waiting list to be the first to hear when bookings open.

Once bookings open you will be able to book online for:

Own a Pony Experiences – are 2 hours long and are delightful early riding and learning experiences for children from age 4 years old. Children enjoy both riding and pony care. They cost £60 per child.

Starter Rides  are 45 minutes long and are specially designed as first riding experiences for children from age 2½ years old. They cost £40 per child.

The office is open throughout the winter and you can book Pony Birthday Parties on the phone and buy Gift Vouchers online here, or give us a call in the office on: 07734 950 309 or

Small Ponies…Big Dreams from
Rosemary, Liz and all the ponies and the Team at Shetland Pony Club

Where do Shetland Ponies go at night?

Have you ever wondered: where do Shetland Ponies go at night?

This week we join Rosemary as she visits the Shetland ponies at night time to find out what they get up to at the ranch.

Ponies are flight animals and they enjoy being in the open air.  They can sleep standing up, which is really clever.  So, what do they do all night at Shetland Pony Club?

Do they go into the stable to sleep?

Where do they feel safest?

Watch the video to find out more:

Book ahead for summer riding now

Summer pony camp days and weeks – enjoy the whole day with your favourite Shetland Pony and learn about how to look after him, as well as to enjoy riding and being with him. 9.30 – 4pm.  Summer holidays only – Age 5+. £119 per child (filling up fast)

Pony Mornings – are 2 hours long perfect early riding experiences for children from age 4 years old. £49 per child. New – Extra Pony Afternoons now available: Sunday 15th July and Sunday 19th August, 2.15pm – 4.15pm

Starter Rides are 45 minutes long and specially designed first riding experiences for children from age 2½ years old. £39 per child.


You can book online here or give us a call on 07734 950309 or

Small Ponies… Big Dreams from

Rosemary, Liz and all the Team and Ponies at Shetland Pony Club