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.
Any types of ponies in general can, naturally, be very cheeky.
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 :)
Shetland ponies have the same need as any other horse would. Basically, they need shelter from the elements, food & water, vet & farrier care, etc.
Grasses, hay and fruit and veggie treats, just like any other pony or horse does.
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.
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.
Like any other horse or pony, one. Or...if you're lucky....she COULD have twins!! (rare) ;)
The same way you weigh any other horse - some bigger barns have scales or there are certain measuring ropes you can use.
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.
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.
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.