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Shetland Ponies

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Shetland Ponies are a breed of ponies native to the Shetland Isles in Scotland. They stand at a maximum height of 11 hands and are known for their intelligence. They are a popular breed at horse shows and are often ridden by children.
This cross would be called a POA, Pony of the Americas. The breed was developed accidentally when a breeder from Iowa crossed an Appalooa stallion with an Arabian/Shetland mare. The product of this accident has the Appaloosa color with a refined head and sturdy build. The required height for these...
The Shetland Pony originated from the Shetland Islands off the coast of Scotland. The islands are about 400 mi. south of the Arctic Circle and the weather is often very cold so the native ponies have adapted by growing winter coats like no other. They are small in size and this conserves energy and...
With horses it's not much of a ritual. Boy meets girl, girl rejects boy and boy keeps trying until he starts to look good the the girl. From around a year old a filly will have a heat cycle. This can go dormant in colder weather. When she is ready the stallion can breed her. If she gets pregnant...
nobody knows but most likely excisted in 8000 before Christus
To clean a Shetland pony's hooves you will need a hoof pick and possibly some water. You'll need to pick each hoof up and use the hoof pick to 'flick' the mud out, remember ponies are sensitive around the frog of the hooves, so you shouldn't use the hoof pick by scraping the mud out towards you. To...
personally I like shetlands since mustangs are wild. palominos and  stallions are not breeds, a stallion is a male horse over the age  of 4 and a palomino is a colour.
Most laws that apply to regular horses are the same for ponies. Although you may be able to keep more per acre because of their size all things equine are pretty equal. The exception to this rule would be the keeping of a stallion. There are most definitely special regulations for stallions. Fence...
Shetland ponies are versatile, easy to train, intelligent and docile making them excellent first ponies for children. They are not always necessarily faster but are quicker than larger horses in their pace. It sort of feels like your riding a sewing machine in the trot, but hey, it's not that far to...
The maximum height of a Miniature Shetland Pony is 11 hands in the  UK, and 11.2 hands in the US
yes there preditors one is a wolf
You can walk your horse on the pavement, it will not hurt it. Even if your horse does not wear shoes they can be safely walked on pavement. Just be careful that the horse does not slip if the pavement is wet or slippery and its not a good idea to trot or canter on pavement for very long of a...
It depends how heavily populated the area is. If no-one is using the footpath, then by all means lead your horse on it. It's probably alot safer than the side of the road. Make sure to walk on the road-side of the horse, to prevent it swinging it's hindquarters out in front of vehicles.If the...
Same age as any horse. It's safest to breed equines at age four, after they've fully developed. I've heard of people breeding fillies as young as two. This is dangerous because the horse is not fully developed and may be irrevocably damaged in the back and hips by the weight of the foal.
As with ALL horses, it depends on weight,age,breed,ect. If you don't know this much, it is NOT a good idea to get a horse yet, you need to become WAY more experienced first.
First off an Appaloosa is a horse that is spotted in any color, it can be Blanket, Leopard, Snowflake, or just plain spotted. A Connemara is originally a wild breed, in fact, there are still wild Connemaras today. The connemara isn't as elegant or feminine as the Welsh and is hardier then the Welsh...
Aptitudes: Riding Pony and Light DraftQualities: Strong, Hardy, and SteadyTemperament: Lively, not always docileA pony of the mesomorphic type, standing 9-10 hands (0.90-1.06 m) at the withers, and weighing 330-400 pounds (150-180 kg).
because they are minature horses. therefore the rest of the body needs to be scaled down. with the ratio being 3:1. this is the reason why they have short legs.
Yes it is very cheap!!Food-If you have got alot of grass near by you can just leave them out to graze but not for 2 long else they could get collic... If you dont have grass near by you could go 2 a pet shop and get some horse food from there...Stable-iF you can get some hay and shavings place it...
A Shetland pony's nostrils are in proportion to its face, so although they have smaller nostrils than, say, a shire horse, nostrils on a Shetland pony do not usually look particularly small for that pony. I have two miniature Shetland ponies, and from memory I would say their nostrils are about 1-2...
The Shetland pony is a breed of pony originating in the Shetland  Isles. Shetlands range in size from a minimum height of  approximately 28 inches (7.0 hands; 71 cm) to an  official maximum height of 11 hands (44 inches, 112  cm) at the withers (11.2 hands (46 inches, 117 cm) for American ...
yes, of course! they are from there, so they are used to the climate and are acustomed to it
Shetland ponies have a triple layer coat and can (and do) survive in harsh weather un-rugged just using whatever natural shelter they can find. However us human's tend to feel guilty for animals outside in winter so either rug or stable them. So yes they can live in a field unrugged with a field...
Every 4 months for Shetland - I know because I have one, his name is Smokey and he thinks he's a stallion!
Grass-horse-bear/wolf-wild cats-scavengersthe grass is eaten by the horse, the horse is then eaten by the bear or wolf, the bear or wolf is often eaten by a pack of wild cats, and wild cats are not usually killed by other animals but are eaten by scavengers such as birds of preyhope this helps, x
YES YOU CAN. A SHETLAND PONY CAN TAKE WEIGHT ANYWHERE FROM 200-250 lbs.
It wouldn't be the wisest thing to do! Ponys like large open areas and enjoy company of other ponys.
there are a few possibilities. one, his blanket, or saddle pad could be rubbing off his hair. two, rain rot could be it. this happens when your horse isn't brushed often enough, and it's pretty much a fungus. three, it could be some kind of parasite. call your vet.
shetlands usually have a pot belly because they are small, and if you are small you are not thin you are large, and if you have a tall stallion for example, they would be tall and thin.
Shetland ponies have all the same base colors of most breeds, chestnut, black, bay, brown. The modifing alleles grey, creme, silver and dun. The sliver gene has been historically common in it's most obvious form of a chocolate colored body with a white mane and tail (black horse with the silver gene...
Description: Shetland pony is a short, stout, intelligent  breed with a thick coat that originated in the Shetland  Isles off the coast of Scotland. Strong with a thick coat and  robust body, the harsh conditions of the isles is responsible for  its hardiness.
depends, but generally about 50 cms
between 16 and 20 inches depending on size of shetland
  there is only one breed of shetland but there is another type of minature pony called fallabellas but the shetland comes in every colour.
Understanding this, I think they do. I mean come on they are exactly ( well almost :) the same size! Shetlands are also graceful and smart. So why wouldn't they. Check out www.shetland ponies weird facts/did you know.
  Unlike big but light horses,they are small and compact,making them strong.
Shetland ponies can be ridden by young and small children. Shetland ponies are also used as paddock pals for racehorses and horses.
It would depend on the age of the pony and where he is kept. All horses (or ponies) that are kept in a stall need to get out daily if at all possible. If he is kept in a large pasture he will exercise himself to a certain degree. An older pony will need and want less exercise than a young pony. If...
It doesn't have to wear boots, but always wrap their legs so they don't get hurt. You may also want to braid or tie it's tail to make it shorter, so if it spooks it does step on it.Hope I helped :)
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Im sorry, but this might not give you the exact answer, butyou shouldn't give it too much because if it does it can't support itself on its own four legs. So if you start to see it getting bigger and going really slow when it walks around you should consider giving it less food or go on a diet. I...
Yes, as long as they are not clipped. They are naturally hardy ponies as they originated from the Shetland Islands which are very cold islands in northern Scotland where it snows during winter.
In the olden days shetland ponies where used in the cole mines. And some where used for what they are used for today (ponies for kids).
If he is in good shape and is shod, I don't think he would have a problem with a 5 or 6 mile walk in a day.
Like any other horse or pony, one. Or...if you're lucky....she COULD have twins!! (rare) ;)
They can if the child is very small. I wouldn't want to put more weight than 30 or 40 lbs.
They can. Just make sure they can reach the source of water and feed.
They eat mainly grass. Shetland is mainly grass and heather, but as the ponies can be greedy, they may eat young springs off bushes and any crops planted by farmers.
Description: Shetland pony is a short, stout, intelligent  breed with a thick coat that originated in the Shetland  Isles off the coast of Scotland. Strong with a thick coat and  robust body, the harsh conditions of the isles is responsible for  its hardiness.
Small horse. Can be tempermental, but cute and very hardy.
Shetland ponies can actually be very fast. This is despite the fact  that they have short legs and a small body.
I have seen a Shetland run that was thin and athletic beside a fat one and it left the other in the dust. SO i guess what I'm trying to say is that it depends on the horse. But I'm going to guess that a Shetland can run up to 20-25 MPH max. Those short little legs are surprisingly coordinated, fast...
There is the Shetland Pony Studbook Society, and the Pony breeders of Shetland Association. Both are listed in the related links below.
The size of the horse has no bearing on the kind of mother she will be. Just like with taller horses, you will find mares that are good mothers and some that are more careless in their maternal duties.
They are sturdy little ponies so any sort of terrain is fine they originate on high mountains and stuff like that so i lol im only 12 but i know so mutch They are sturdy little ponies so any sort of terrain is fine they originate on high mountains and stuff like that so i lol im only 12 but i know...
Shetland ponies vary in size, weight, and type, but I will answer your question to the best of my ability despite the limits set by the lack of information in this question. You would feed a pony a variety of feeds. These might include, depending on the individual... Hay: alfalfa, oat, grass, etc....
  the world smallest pony is 17 inches
Humans and cougars are the top predators of Shetland Ponies. They  are native to Scotland.
Equus ferus caballus.   The Shetland pony is a breed of pony originating in the Shetland  Isles. Shetlands range in size from a minimum height of  approximately 28 inches (7.0 hands; 71 cm) to an  official maximum height of 11 hands (44 inches, 112  cm) at the withers (11.2 hands (46 inches,...
The Shetland pony is a breed of pony originating in the Shetland  Isles. Shetlands range in size from a minimum height of  approximately 28 inches (7.0 hands; 71 cm) to an  official maximum height of 42 inches Registered stock must  not exceed 42 inches (107 cm) 10.2 hands (42  inches, 107 cm)...
This approximates to 44 inches to the withers of the horse. Average  height for horse breeds is 15.0 hands or 60 inches. Therefore, the  Shetland Pony is shorter than most horse breeds. Weight: The  Shetland Pony weighs 450 pounds, which is 575 pounds  lighter than the average horse breed.
Also called "pit ponies" Shetlands were used for going down in coal mines to haul carts loaded with coal. Already small and hardy from the islands they developed on, they became a smaller and stronger breed through this hard work, which is now why the shetland holds the record for the strongest...
This approximates to 44 inches to the withers of the horse. Average  height for horse breeds is 15.2 hands or 60.8 inches. Therefore,  the Shetland Pony is shorter than most horse breeds. Weight: The  Shetland Pony weighs 450 pounds, which is 575 pounds lighter  than the average horse breed.
I started racing when I was 5 Start when you have yyour confidence
Hi, I live in England and have a shetland pony and to be honest with you there is no reason why shetland ponies couldn't live in New Zealand
Shetland ponies can live too 30 to 50 years old if they're in good heath
This approximates to 44 inches to the withers of the horse. Average  height for horse breeds is 15.2 hands or 60.8 inches. Therefore,  the Shetland Pony is shorter than most horse breeds. Weight: The  Shetland Pony weighs 450 pounds, which is 575 pounds lighter  than the average horse breed.
OK, I love these questions! :) Hope this helps!If you horse is in a stall or out in pasture, this is for both. When I say scoop, I mean 12 cups of grain. Depends on seasonFloating is a part of Dentist work on a horses teeth, should be done 1-2 times a yearHorse shoeing and trimming is on the...
Shetland Pony. Description: Shetland pony is a short, stout,  intelligent breed with a thick coat that originated in the Shetland  Isles off the coast of Scotland. Strong with a thick coat and  robust body, the harsh conditions of the isles is responsible for  its hardiness.
Height: The height for this breed is 11 hands. This  approximates to 44 inches to the withers of the horse. Average  height for horse breeds is 15.0 hands or 60 inches.  Therefore, the Shetland Pony is shorter than most horse breeds.
Shetland ponies vary in size, weight, and type, but I will answer your question to the best of my ability despite the limits set by the lack of information in this question. You would feed a pony a variety of feeds. These might include, depending on the individual... Hay: alfalfa, oat, grass, etc....
Grasses, hay and fruit and veggie treats, just like any other pony or horse does.
This approximates to 44 inches to the withers of the horse. Average  height for horse breeds is 15.0 hands or 60 inches. Therefore, the  Shetland Pony is shorter than most horse breeds. Weight: The  Shetland Pony weighs 450 pounds, which is 575 pounds  lighter than the average horse breed.
well, every horse should have at least two acres of land. But if the shetland is going to be in a barn, in stall, he should get out around two to three times a day. hope i helped xx
A stable would be better but can be smaller than a normal horse sized on!
50 to 60 lbs. is the weight limit for a Shetland.
Yes - if they did not there would be no more Shetland ponies.
The same way you weigh any other horse - some bigger barns have scales or there are certain measuring ropes you can use.
Well, you could try, but it wouldn't make much sense, considering that the provided height and weight are too much for a Shetland Pony.
A child of 50 to 60 lbs. is fine for a Shetland to carry.
by their general deminor. they should have floppy ears and lips not tight or pinned. their head will be low and their hind leg cocked if they are just chillin or if they are playing then they will just generally look happy. pretty m,uch as long as they are pinning ears or looking ill all horses are...
the shetland pony is a breed of pony.. not a "catergory" as such
Shetland ponies originate from the Shetland Islands off of the  British coast. They are small, but very sturdy animals that are  built to hold grown men despite their size. They can weigh up to  700 pounds.
Shetlands range in size from a minimum height of approximately 28  inches (7.0 hands; 71 cm) to an official maximum height of 42  inches Registered stock must not exceed 42 inches  (107 cm) 10.2 hands (42 inches, 107 cm) at the  withers. Shetland ponies have heavy coats, short legs and are ...
Shetland ponies originated in the Shetland Isles,  located northeast of mainland Scotland. Small horses have been kept  on the Shetland Isles since the Bronze Age. People who lived  on the islands probably later crossed the native stock with  ponies imported by Norse settlers.
Shetland ponies originated in the Shetland Isles,  located northeast of mainland Scotland. Small horses have been kept  on the Shetland Isles since the Bronze Age. People who lived  on the islands probably later crossed the native stock with  ponies imported by Norse settlers.
This approximates to 44 inches to the withers of the horse. Average  height for horse breeds is 15.0 hands or 60 inches. Therefore, the  Shetland Pony is shorter than most horse breeds. Weight: The  Shetland Pony weighs 450 pounds, which is 575 pounds  lighter than the average horse breed.
I'd get some kind of complete feed and give her just 1 cup per day plus a couple of flakes of hay and that's it. Shetlands are notoriously piggy about eating. If the hay is good quality, she'll eat it if she's really hungry. It's going to want grain over just hay but it's really dangerous for her to...
Yes! Of course there are!