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What is better a pony or a Shetland?

That is a matter of oppinion. Of course the full name of the Shetland is the Shetland Pony. A pony is any horse under 14 hands. This could be just about any breed, wheras, the shetland is just one breed.

What does a shetland pony eat?

Grasses, hay and fruit and veggie treats, just like any other pony or horse does.

How does a shetland pony behave?

Any types of ponies in general can, naturally, be very cheeky.

Can cobs do pony club?

Yes. Any horse can do pony club, whether it be a shire or a Shetland. Cobs are ideal-being steady and hardworking animals. Enjoy pony club :)

What needs do a shetland pony have?

Shetland ponies have the same need as any other horse would. Basically, they need shelter from the elements, food & water, vet & farrier care, etc.

How do you groom a Shetland Pony?

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.

What do you calll a very small pony?

A pony, no matter how small is still a pony. There are a few breeds of pony that are particularly small, these include the Shetland pony, Fallabella miniature horse, and the American miniature horse. Remember, pony is a height designation for any equine under 14.2 hands high.

How many babies do shetland ponies have?

Like any other horse or pony, one. Or...if you're lucky....she COULD have twins!! (rare) ;)

How do you weigh a shetland pony?

The same way you weigh any other horse - some bigger barns have scales or there are certain measuring ropes you can use.

How do you put a shetland pony on a diet?

the way you place a Shetland pony on a diet will depend on many things, including, what and how much it is fed, what it's workload is like, and it's age. The easiest way to put any horse or pony on a diet is to slowly reduce it's grain ration and increase the work the horse or pony is doing. If this does not work, then you'll need to perhaps decrease or change the hay you are feeding to the animal. Always consult with a equine veterinarian or equine nutritionist about dietary changes.

What is a pony competition?

A Pony is a classification of a small horse with a specific conformation and temperament. There are many different breeds of ponies. So a Pony Competition can be any event involving these horses, ranging from pony races, pony shows, pony pulls anything the competition organizers wish to organize.

Do you have to ride shetland ponies or is it enough just to lunge them and give them the run of a field daily?

A Shetland pony can be ridden, driven, lunged, or long lined. What you do to keep the pony in shape and healthy depends on your individual situation. If you are too big to ride the pony you can offer to let a light weight young rider school the pony a couple of times a week. You can also lunge the pony for a maximum of 30 minutes per session and do this every other day to two times a week. Too much lunging puts undue stress on the legs and joints. Long lining or ground driving can be a good alternative and can be done any length of time. Driving in a little pony cart is another good form of exercise and can again be done everyday. If you wish to ride, but are too big you could also 'pony' the Shetland from a larger horse. This involves leading the pony by a halter and lead rope as you ride or hack out. There are also in hand obstacle courses for horses and other forms of exercise that can be done from the ground. A Shetland pony is typically a hardy animal and will do well on sparse grazing or hay with minimal exercise, but it does need to be worked at least every other day to two times a week, even when it does have access to a field.

What is the capital of the shetland isles?

there are no cities in shetland but the place that appears on the weather is Lerwick and the largest piece of land is obviously the mainland The capital of Shetland is Lerwick, although Shetland does not have any cities, that is the main town.

Will a horse eat a pony?

Are you kidding?! Horses don't eat meat of any kind!! and they are definitely not canibals! The answer is: NO they will definitely not eat their fellow companions. Else it wouldn't be safe to put a 16.2hh with a miniature shetland pony. But people do and nothing happens so they definitely don't EVER eat ponies.

How tall do ponies have to be to be ridden?

It isn't about how old a horse/pony is before it is ridden it is about the age. The normal age for breaking in a horse/pony is around 3 y.o. It can take up to 6 months to fully break in a horse/pony. You can ride a horse/pony at any age as long as they are broken in or you are slowly bringing them into work ( breaking them in yourself). If you are able to break in a horse then you should start of with slow walks around the yard/menage/paddock etc so the horse/pony can start to trust you and then further educate him. I have heard of an 11 y.0 boy who was riding an 8hh ( hands high) shetland pony. It really doesn't matter how tall the pony is; it is about how tall the rider is. I would say a broken in shetland pony should have a rider aged 3 - 8. After this age you would move onto a 12-13.2h pony and by the age of 11/12 a 13.2 - 14.1 pony should be the right height and you will be able to keep the horse as you won't out grow it unless you are particulary tall for your age.

Are there any shows for girls like My Little Pony friendship is magic?

I know a lot of girls like the new strawberry shortcake show.

What are the differences between the appaloosa connemara welsh and shetland pony?

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 as well. It is also from Ireland. A Welsh pony is an Elegant feminine pony. it was improved mainly by the Arabian horse and so it looks more like a smaller version of the Arabian. There are 4 different sections of the Welsh pony, and each are unique. A Shetland pony is one of the smaller pony breeds in the world, second to the Fallabella. It is short, stout and, in my opinion, looks almost like a hairy pot bellied pig. Haha. It is mainly used for stall buddies to other horses and, unbelievably, a jumper.

Can a pony mate with a horse on Howrse?

Yes they can. Any pony can breed with any horse on Howrse.

Are there any synagogues in the Shetland islands?

I don't think there are any in the islands. No. But I could be wrong...

What is a loan pony?

a loan pony is a pony that a loaner or leaser uses as their own but is owned by someone else, and they can have the pony back at any time

What is the habitat of a pony?

A Fell pony can live any where except the cold.

If a horse is under 14hh what is it called?

SHORT! Sorry....don't mean to be facetious here. IN GENERAL...any equine that is less than 14 hands, 2 inches (58 inches; there are 4 inches in a "hand") at the withers may be considered a pony. There also are specific "pony" breeds (Shetland, Welsh, Fjord, for example) that have their own height definitions.

Where does a fell pony live?

A Fell pony can live any where except the cold.

What is a native horse breed?

A native horse breed is any breed of horse or pony native to a specific country - for example, in Scotland, the Highland Pony; England, the Exmoor Pony; Ireland, the Connemara Pony; Wales, the Welsh Mountain Pony; France, the Camargue; North America, the Mustang; Spain, the Barb...etc, etc. A Thoroughbred, though developed primarily in England, is not a native breed, as it has not evolved naturally in the country - neither is the American Shetland "native" to America, as both have been developed through selective breeding, and not primarily naturally evolving like the native ponies or horses, like the Mustang.

How big can a pony grow up to?

a "pony" can only be 14.2 hands to be called a pony. Any higher and it would be a horse.