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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.
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No, they do not exactly act the same. They act as their own breed. Though there was one shetland pony who grew up with dogs and he fetched sticks, played with the other dogs and rolled over to have his tummy tickled. In a way Shetlands can act the same as dogs, but only a bit ANSWER 2 Shetland pon…
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20% of their body weight. Most stocky Shetlands are 400-500lbs so 80-100lbs. The modern ones can hardly carry anyone.
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A horse in labour shows some predictable signs. They are not the same for every mare and will depend on her temperament and how experienced she is with motherhood - a mare that has foaled several times will generally be calmer than a first or second time mother. Signs that a mare is beginning labou…
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Shetland Ponies come from The Shetland Isles in the North Sea, just above and to the east of Scotland, in the UK.
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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
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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 mutchThey 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…
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Mine is 1M
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Grasses, hay and fruit and veggie treats, just like any other pony or horse does.
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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.
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they are a lot cheaper to look after then a horse because they don't need all the nutrition a horse needs and they don't need stabling.
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If you think they can afford to buy it and you live in a place that is big enough for a horse - you need to find advertisements for ponys for sale. Call places and find out how much it costs to feed it. Find out about vaccinations or any medical stuff the horse might need. Get lots of details. Then,…
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Shetland pnoies eat the same food that other ponies eat. Like hay, grain, and grass.
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She probably only wants a fraction of what you are feeding her. I'd get some kind of complete feed and give her just about 1 cup per day plus a couple of flakes of hay and that's it. Shetlands are kind of picky about eating. If the hay is good quality, she'll probably eat it but only if she's hungry…
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Mini86 and less cmLittle87 t/m 92 cmMiddle93 t/m 98 cmBig99 t/m 107 cm
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Before you do anything in terms of saddling up, just make sure that your pony has walked, trotted and cantered on lead rein, been on lead rein hacks, jumped over a few little jumps and understands how to be long reined (which i did in a head collar). Finally ensure your pony understands the voice co…
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Shetland ponies do not live in the areas with animals that would consume them. Lions, Panthers and Leopards would eat Shetland ponies if they were in the same area.
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up to 42 inches tall
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The difference is breed registry, A shetland pony is one breed, a miniature horse is another. http://www.americanshetlandpony.com/ http://www.mamhc1.com/
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A Shetland Pony gets to anywhere between 28 - 42 inches.
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At 3 years old or under they don't exceed 40 inches, at 4 years old and over, they do not exceed 42 inches. The minimum height is about 28 inches.
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yes of course you need to groom them! what were you thinking? they are just like a horse only smaller and they need to be treated like a full size horse unless your giving them medication then you go by weight the average shetland weighs around 300 pounds.
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That will depend upon the type of Shetland you are looking at.... British or American.... And what you are looking at doing with them. American Shetlands have been bred to be great all around ponies, from the somewhat drafty Foundations to the highly animated Hackney crosses there is something for …
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Unknown the breed its 2 old 2 know that.
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Many ponies are long-lived, it is not unusual for a Shetland pony to live more than 30 years. Conversely, their small size also predisposes some individuals to a greater probability of heart problems than in larger animals, on occasion leading to early death.
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for registered shetlands:Mini's can be up to 32cm andStandards can be up to 42cm (10.2hh)
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they are only 1 pound I'm afraid they cost a lot more than that. The cost varies really, but they do cost hundreds of pounds to buy.
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The Shetland pony is originally from the Shetland Islands near Great Britain but now you can find them almost anywhere in the world. They are very popular for children's mounts.
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Ponys can live from 25-50 yearsShetland ponies usually live up to about 25 - 30 depending on how well you treat itShetland ponies usually live up to about 25 - 30 depending on how well you treat it
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a good name for a shetland pony is sheba which is from the Hebrew origin it means promise or oath.
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The life span of a SHETLAND pony is anything between 18-25 years although some have been known to live longer. Shetland ponies are estimated to live to 25-35 years old. But a lot are known to live longer. Check out these websites for more information: http://horsebreedslist.com/horse-breeds/84/shetl…
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Mini86 and less cmLittle 87 t/m 92 cmMiddle 93 t/m 98 cmBig99 t/m 107 cm
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no it's one of the smallest breeds but not the smallest
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Shetland ponies can live until they are around 25-3o. but it really depends on how they are cared for and if they are in good health or not.
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Oh dear, this can be tough :S Ok, first of all,this is what I did when the same thinghappened to me..Take some treats in a bucket with you and shake the bucket near the pony while calling his/her name, they should hear the treats rattling and curiously wander over for some food. Horses and ponies l…
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An animal has to be less than 14 hands, two inches when full grown to be a "pony"; if taller, it's a horse (assuming that its species is horse). Shetlands are typically even smaller.
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Pound for Pound Shetlands are the strongest equines on earth. That being said however, no horse or pony should carry more than 20% of it's own bodyweight on it's back, this includes the rider and tack.
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Shetland Islands
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All horses AND ponies are herbivores.
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Shetland ponies get their name because they are from the Shetland area of Scotland. They can now be found all over the world in many climates.
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With the exception of certain dwarf ponies resulting from genetic mutation, the Shetland is the smallest breed of horse. The average height is about 102 cm (40 inches; unlike other horses, Shetlands are not measured in hands). Maximum height is 117 cm. Mfire
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If you have a 290 kilo horse (which is the average weight of a Shetland) he/she can hold up to a 70 kilo person. Keep in mind the height of the horse/pony as well you may end up with your feet dragging on the ground.
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Yes you can ride a Shetland pony, but i would sugest that you learn how to ride properly before trying to takle a Sheltland, as they can get quite tempermental, and tend to buck their riders off. Do not expect that just because the pony is small that it will be easy to ride, they are just as hard to…
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The normal weight for a shetland pony is about 500-550 pounds.
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Altough not large, a Shetland can pull a cart.
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It appears that Shetland Ponies were brought to The United States of America in the mid 1800's if you want to see for yourself check out this site: http://www.helium.com/items/1295818-shetland-pony-pony-minature-horse-ponies-shetland-american-shetland-pony-club
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After some research I found that there are nearly 25 livingthough out Australia today. Please contact: www.callambene.com / www.youpet.com/shetland for additional information. Enjoy!
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it is small and fat
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No it's thourabred racing because they r tall and have strong back legs
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It is an endotherm
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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 (71 cm) to an official maximum height of 11 hands high (107 cm) at the withers (11.2 hands for American Shetlands).Hope this helps :)
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how much dose a shetland pony cost in strabane A regular shetland pony can cost from £100 +, but I've seen lower for foals and minis. Quality show ponies with blue ribbons and trophies can cost £1000 +. If you don't want to ride it, and its just a companion pony, then it costs less. But remembe…
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What the owner gives the horse. Mine eat hay and grass in the winter and grass in the summer. Nothing more... Sometimes a little piece of dried bread.
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an averange horse needs 50M2 and a shetland needs much less. So if your garden is 30M2 yes.
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Shetland is the breed, so one!
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shetland pony is a very old breed but the ancestors are uknown. Most likely they are closely reletated to the ponys from scandanvië
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8000 ft
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At least 5 acers.
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b/c they thought the accents there were just sooo cool! :-) plus they heard Simon Baker was from Australia and they hopped on the first boat!
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you'll be suprised how fast a shetland can run, although they have short legs and a small body, they are as fast as the average pony!
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yes if you have a lot of space in your back garden but if you dont have a lot of space then no because it would be cruel on the pony
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It is the same as a Shetland pony.
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not if the owners aren't
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Shetlands range in size from a minimum height of approximately 28 inches to an official maximum height of 42 inches (10.2 hands, 107 cm) at the withers. (11.2 hands for American Shetlands) Shetland ponies have heavy coats, short legs and are considered quite intelligent. They are a very strong breed…
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Normally anywhere from 11 hands to 14.2 hands.
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Hi that's a great question I hav just resuntly discovered the answer my Shetland jumped 50cm yesterday with me ridding her! She is 17 so it depends on the age and there ability. Some can't jump and some can jump higher than 3ft! It's just a case of trial and error hope I helped
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Unknown its a very old breed
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Equus ferus caballus is the scientific classification of the Shetland Pony, or a miniature horse. It was bred in the Shetland Isles.
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Shetland ponys come in all sorts of colours, like black, brown, white, brown and white, black and white, black and brown.
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It depends on where your backyard is. If you live in the middle of New York City, the answer is no. If you live in a rural area and have a very large backyard it may be ok if the neighborhood is zoned for this type of animal. Before buying or moving a pony that you already have, check with your loca…
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Being four foot tall doesn't mean you are too tall to ride a shetland but it also determines on weight. 4 foot 5 should be the limit and weight determines as well I am only 12 FYI
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Shetland ponies tend to be quite mischievous and sometimes a little bit aggressive. They can be friendly , but careful when you get on ones back ! Last time i rode one i got slammed against the fence , and nearly landed in barbed wire.
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Well Shetlands pony are stubborn little, creatures that are strong and eat nearly everything but kind of cute and getting close to one is going to pay of. Yes they are kind but have different personalities...
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You can buy one in the private sales or auctions.
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It is legal and safe to keep a Shetland pony in your back yard. As long as there is enough space for it to walk around in and you take proper care of it, the pony should be fine.
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A pony or horse can stay outside indefinitely, as long as they have proper feed and water and a wind shelter of some sort. Remember to give a salt or mineral block also.
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The character of a shetland pony is strong and legandary. Though small, they are strong-minded and will not be dominated, as many young riders have found out. Some shetlands are more fiesty than others- it depends how they are brought up.
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You can buy one from the "Sales" page.
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The same way you groom a real horse. If its in the winter like right now, you take a curry comb and brush him/her down. Then just brush their mane out with a brush. If you know how to groom any horse, then that's how you would groom a Shetland Pony.
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well yes you do it needs space to run and be free other wise it will become really nappy and grumpy x trust me on this i have one myself
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They are quite small and friendly. Great with kids
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stallion/gelding
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you need at least 1 acre
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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 l…
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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 …
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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 the…
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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…
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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.
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