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  1. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    I have been wanting to start training some ponies recently and I was going to start in the spring but a friend of mine offered to pay me to train his three shetlands to drive. They are all pretty over weight due to their riders out growing them. I am just wonder how to start them. I am working...
  2. Horse Colors and Genetics
    My shetland seems to be roaning out. He is around 4 now but since i’ve had him he has gotten lighter and lighter. And now that his winter coat is coming in there’s more white hairs. Especially on his face. It just doesn’t make sense to me because he is already four and if he was a roan wouldn’t...
  3. Horse Feeds, Feeding and Nutrition
    Hey everyone. I am looking to get a little Shetland as a pet and as I am researching I cannot find anywhere what or how much they need to be fed! Some say they just need grass to graze on? If so, for how long? Is it that they are all different? I am a novice owner so any help is appreciated!
  4. Horse Health
    Ok, so I'm getting two Shetland/miniatures as pets and company for my other horse. I have two paddocks, a smaller one that is sand and a huge one of lush grass. So I need grazing muzzles for the minis when in the grass paddock but I can move them to the sand at night or whenever to take them off...
  5. Horse Talk
    I was just wondering how to keep minis from becoming fat on pasture. We need them on there because they are companions for my other horse. I know they tend to become fat really easily so what's the best deal? I am not so sure about grazing muzzles, apparently they don't like them and they are...
  6. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    hello there! im new to the horse forum and joined specifically to ask this question, but i know there is a lot to learn on here! here's my story, i was raised around my grandfathers farm with many horses including, quarters, appy's, belgiums, donkeys etc. Ive been exposed to and rode horses a...
  7. Horse Shows
    I have a leadline show with a five year old and a pony, but the only problem is the pony is very difficult to lead... she pretty much makes you drag her, does anyone have any advice to get her better before the show?
  8. New and Returning members, introduce yourself here
    Burrr! It's blowing sideways in Walden, VT. I have recently rekindled my horse-craziness (it was dormant for a few years...) I have a 10 year old black overo paint mare (Jasmine) and a 6 year old Shetland pony gelding (Rusty.) I live with my two boys, husband, two cats and a dog in the...
  9. Horse Colors and Genetics
    My shetland pony mare confuses me with her color... it is constantly changing.:? Would you say its a bay roan, grey, what? lol, thanks guys!:D this is summer vs. winter coats. in the summer she is grey and in winter more of a red/bay/grey roan... these were the best i could find
  10. Horse Pictures
    I've only had these guys for 4 days so please excuse their appearance and the makeshift pen! They were pulled from a herd of 150, the mare may be pregnant, and both have been left untouched for an unknown amount of time, the previous owners couldn't even say how old they are, or really anything...
  11. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    I have 2 types of halters that I could show in: a plain leather stable halter and an Arab-type show halter for my Shetland pony. She's got a very Araby looking face, but her neck is short and thick. Which one should I use?
  12. Horse Riding Critique
    Well I got two for you guys. =) Kinda weird because one of them is three feet tall. So don't be too hard on me with her. It's kinda hard to do things with her because she's so small. =) But you can critique me and Fannie if you want, just not Penny. (Fannie is the shetland and Penny is the...
  13. Show Jumping and using jumping in training
    I reallly want to show out barns shetland just for fun of it at the first barn show this season. It's next weekend and I have been riding her for about a month. We are jumping 1ft 9in right now and she does it just fine. I know she could go higher, but the show jumping starts at 2ft. I do NOT...
  14. English Riding Queries & Discussions
    I am going to be showing my barns Shetland pony this year and I am super excited! =D We are going to be doing some show jumping as we just figured out the other day she can still jump after not jumping for almost two years. They say she really likes me too because she wouldn't do that ever...
  15. Tack, Equipment, Riding Wear Classifieds
    I have a 9.3H mini & a 10.2H shetland that I am LOOKING to buy tack for. * 2 saddles * 1 bridle * 2 saddle pads * Maybe a harness Please let me know what you have ;)
  16. Horse Talk
    Haha this is me on Saturday riding the barns devil pony. =) I'm the only one who can ride her because I am short. Look at that trot! =) Haha the saddle started to slip over at the end.
  17. Horse Health
    What are some signs of founder? A judge once told me that she thought my pony could be prone to founder, and I've heard a lot of Shetlands get it, so I would really like to know some signs that a pony is going to or is foundered/foundering. I have 3 Shetlands that have never had it that I know...
  18. Horse Riding Critique
    Hi! I'm just curious if my pony mare, Star, has good conformation and would like a good critique, and if you think she would do alright in small local 4H halter or showmanship classes? I know she's pretty good at driving and we've won in that class quite a bit, but I've been thinking about...
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