It’s way too hot at the ranch – 34 degrees is very hot for England – time for a Shetland pony chill out at the river.
Come and enjoy our Shetland pony paddling with the children and ponies.
Shetland pony chill out!
Shetland ponies are bred to live in the very cold conditions of the Shetland Islands, so they have been finding the recent heatwave quite hot. They really enjoy a Shetland pony chill out at the river. All the ponies react differently to the cool water.
We have had an amazing first summer camp week and our next Summer pony camp days and weeks are full. So, we have added two extra dates in August for those who have missed out on August Camp Fun. 9.30 am – 4 pm. £119 per child. Age 5+
Thursday 16th August 2018 (nearly full)
Thursday 30th August 2018 (spaces)
If you would like to join us on one of our legendary summer camps this year, book online or call Liz in the office on 07734 950 309
What are the Shetland Pony Survival issues in the prolonged snowy weather?
It’s been minus 10 degrees for several days. The winter wind the “Beast from the East” has an icy grip on the ranch. This means the water tanks are frozen and the Shetland ponies need help to survive.
Rosemary to the rescue!
Even though there is snow on the ground, our ponies are now eating hay, which is much drier than the grass hidden beneath the snow. So, we must give every pony water to make sure that he does not get dehydrated. It’s best to give the ponies small amounts of water, frequently and to make sure that it is slightly warm, to stop them catching a chill.
Join Rosemary as she takes water to the Shetlands at the snowbound ranch.