Teddy Bear is a very special pony. He is the classic ‘Thelwell’ Shetland, with a full mane, long tail and fluffy ears rounded behind. He has brown eyes and a black coat. Teddy Bear is one of our biggest Shetland ponies and he has been at Shetland Pony Club since 2013. He has an engaging personality and temperament and is fun and inquisitive.
Learn about Teddy Bear
He is 104 cm or 41 inches high, Shetland ponies are measured in inches, not hands, but if people ask you, he is 10 hands 1 inch! They are measured from the ground to the wither (shoulder) using a measuring stick. Ted is a strong pony and can be ridden by children up to about 12 years old, depending on their height and weight. Own a Pony Experiences are the ideal way to enjoy riding this lovely pony. Find out more about them here.
His breeding is called a ‘Standard Shetland’ which is very close to the type originally found on the Shetland Isles. He is a pedigree Shetland which means that his parents and grandparents were all well-known Shetland ponies.
Facts about Teddy Bear
Age: 16 years old
Male or Female: Male
Shetland pony training secrets
What’s the secret of how our Shetland ponies are so well behaved? In this episode of Shetland Pony Club TV we go behind the scenes and share it with you. See him being ridden in the short film below…
Teddy Bear finds flies itchy, so we bought him a special rug to help him. Find out more in this video all about it.
Riding Teddy Bear
Teddy Bear loves to be ridden. Here he is all ready to ride with a leather saddle, with stirrups and reins, that our more experienced children use when riding him. He is great fun and best friends with Dreamcoat.