Shetland Ponies

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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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.

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How many acres do you need to have a shetland pony?

At least 5 acers.

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What height can a Shetland pony jump?

A shetland is a very good jumper but it all depends on the pony some can jump up to 2"3 and some can't go past 18 Inch (this is just as a safe hight you can jump them higher but if you do they could hurt themselves if they trip up...)

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Why does your shetland pony have a pot belly?

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.

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Do Shetland ponies copy what other animals do For example if they are raised with dogs do they act like dogs if they are raised by horses do they act like horses?

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 ponies are very much like two year humans. Their favorite concepts are "no" and "mine". They are notorioulsy stubborn. They LOVE attention in any form. However, no matter what their behavior, a shetland is still a horse. The pony will still eat hay, and roll in the dirt to shed hair and keep flies away. Shetlands need their hooves trimmed regularly and if they over-eat new grass, they tend to founder. So even if they gain attention and can distract their master from a task by behaving like a dog, they may adopt whatever behavior works for them. However, they still have very "horsey" behaviors.

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How long can shetland ponies live for?

Shetland ponies can live too 30 to 50 years old if they're in good heath

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How high can a shetland pony jump?

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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What is the mating ritual for Shetland ponies?

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 they both lose interest and theres a new foal roughly 11 months later. With Shetland ponies is pretty much the same.

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What predators do shetland ponies have?

cougers and humens

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What is a good name for a shetland pony?

Spice is a good name for a chestnut shetland pony

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Does a Shetland pony eat flowers?

All ponies will eat some kind of flower. Not that they are very good for them- keep them on grass and hard feed.

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How much land do you need for 1 shetland pony?

Well this will depend on how you plan to keep the pony. If you put it on a drylot you can use a 40'-60' round pen with a run in. If you use a pasture I would recommend 1- 1.5 acres and a run in.

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Is the shetland pony a herbivore?

All horses are herbivores - they eat grass and some other pasture plants. Shetland ponies are used to a very tough climate and can survive on less palatable plants than most other horses, but they are still herbivores.

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How do you tell if a shetland pony is in labor?

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 labour: * Out of character behavior - nerviness, moving away from other horses. * Pacing the stall or paddock and returning to a particular spot. * Sweating or becoming lathered without excessive physical effort. * Signs of discomfort in belly area ie kicking at underside, staring at flanks. * Desire to be near people or sometimes to stay away from them. As her labour progresses she may lie down, get up, move, and do this several times. By the time she starts straining in earnest, the foal should be born within an hour. If it has not arrived, you should call the vet.

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How old is the Shetland pony?

nobody knows but most likely excisted in 8000 before Christus

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How much does a shetland pony eat?

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 gain a lot of weight because of the risk of laminitis. If you are giving it the feed in the morning and feel bad about it only getting hay at night, give it a chopped carrot and apple with the hay and that's it.

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How big do shetland ponies get?

They can get about 3-4 feet tall

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What do Shetland ponies look like?

Description: Shetland pony is a short, stout, intelligent breed with a thick coat that originated in the ShetlandIsles off the coast of Scotland. Strong with a thick coat and robust body, the harsh conditions of the isles is responsible for its hardiness.

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What is the most popular horse out of the mustang the stallion the shetland pony the plamino or the appaloosa?

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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How long can shetland ponies live up to?

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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Worlds smallest shetland pony?

no it's one of the smallest breeds but not the smallest

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How tall do Shetland ponies get?

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.

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What do shetland ponies eat in wild?

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.

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Does Shetland ponies have behaviors?

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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How should you train your semi wild shetland pony?

whips chains handcuffs ;P

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