What do Shetland ponies eat in a day? Let’s find out with Rosemary as she shows us how to look after the ponies at Shetland Pony Club to keep them happy and healthy.

What do Shetland ponies eat in a day?

Just like us, Shetland ponies need a good breakfast early in the morning to give them plenty of energy for their busy day ahead. They love their tasty breakfast and are keen to come in and eat it in The Ranch, every morning.

Tasty breakfast

The Shetland ponies have a very small amount of Balanced Horse Feeds Show Mix, which is a delicious mixture of pony nuts and chopped chaff. It gives them enough energy to be well behaved for their mornings riding at Shetland Pony Club.

Lunchtime is important

The Shetland ponies need a proper lunchtime, with a full hour to eat grass and relax after their busy morning. They always have clean water to drink and enjoy a lick block of salt and minerals too.

Evening eating for the Shetland ponies

At the end of a busy day the ponies go into the rewilding fields where they browse on twigs, brambles and a range of native plants to vary their diet. They also get a treat of a little richer grass and herbs as a reward for a good day’s work.

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

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