So I've never had my own horse but I've been looking after all kinds of horses at stables for years, and I know I'm ready to.
I'm really interested in buying 2 shetland ponies which will live on the few acres outside my house. They will have an outside shelter and stables if needed.
They won't be ridden by any children so I was wondering, how should I keep them in work to maintain their health and weight, how and how often should I exercise them?
Also, I know it's not always right to speak in general terms but, are they really that aggressive/unfriendly in nature?
These ponies will be treated as small horses and NOT as dogs. They'll get all the vaccinations, hoof trimming and dental needs required and will stay on their current feed. Does this sound okay?