Come and share Shetland pony Snowdrop’s snowy day at Shetland Pony Club.
Shetland pony Snowdrop’s snowy day
Snowdrop is enjoying the glorious winter sunshine and crisp snow at The Ranch. But are the other Shetland ponies being kind to him?
Are all the Shetland ponies happy?
Shetland ponies can eat for most of the day and night, so with plenty of hay to enjoy munching, they are very happy in the snow. Eating food helps to keep them warm and the sunshine dries their fluffy coats. Toffee and lots of the other ponies look happy today, but what about Snowdrop?
Find out what makes Snowdrop happy?
Rosemary knows the secret to make Shetland pony Snowdrop’s snowy day. Find out what she does for him.
In this week’s video we find out that heavy snowfall’s no problem for fluffy Shetland ponies. They are very happy outside in the snow, as long as they have plenty to eat and drink and friends for company. They look adorable too!
Heavy snowfall’s no problem for fluffy Shetland ponies
Shetland ponies are adapted to live in the cold harsh weather of the Shetland Islands, 120 miles north of the top of mainland Scotland. So, the heavy snow in Surrey this week was no problem for our delightful fluffy friends at Shetland Pony Club.
Wonderful fluffy coats
You can see that the Shetland ponies have such fluffy and well-insulated coats. So the snow can settle on them and does not melt, but they are still warm and dry inside. They have thick manes and tails to keep out the worst weather, with fluffy ears and long eyelashes to protect them too.
Do Shetland ponies need a stable in the snow?
Our Shetland ponies have access to a field shelter and stable at all times of the year, but they choose never to go in them in the snow or rain. They go in mainly in summer to avoid flies. In winter, their natural coats protect them and they find sheltered places to rest in their fields, behind hedges and trees.
How to care for Shetland ponies in the snow?
As long as the ponies have plenty of hay to eat, and access to water that’s not frozen they are happy outside in the snow, and they look adorable!
The Shetland ponies are on holiday and will be rested and ready for more pony fun from Saturday 2 March 2019.
The office is open all winter and details of when bookings open again will be here, on the weekly emails.
Thank you to all our supporters
Thank you to everyone who has supported Shetland Pony Club this year – our customers, the team, our lovely suppliers, our enthusiastic online fans, our charities and all those who love Shetland ponies.
We wish you all a Very Happy New Year
Small Ponies… Big Dreams from
Rosemary, Liz and all the Team and Ponies at Shetland Pony Club