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Post your Shetland/Shetland crosses and their stories. I have recently (1 1/2 years ago lol) become a shetland pony owner, and I have truely fallen in lve with the 'lil ******s. I'll start.

I started looking for a pony for my nearly 2 year old daughter in Nov 2008. I had an older arab that she adored, but I wanted something "her size" to groom and dote on. I put an ad on Craigslist, and I saw several mini's, but I wanted something that she could ride eventually. I got a call from someone that was looking for a new home for their ponies...

We got there and my daughter ran straight up to him and, alas, it was love at first sight. For the both of them. He followed her all over their ranch, and gave her tons of kisses. The owners were so happy to see Teddy take to a kid that they GAVE him to us! Apparently they got Teddy for their kids and he never followed and loved on them the way he did with my daughter. We brought him home Thanksgiving weekend :)

He is now my daughter's best friend. They are so cute together, as I am sure most of you have seen their pictures/videos together. They have a bond like no other. She can go into his corral, and run around (like 3 year olds will) and he could care less. He follows her endlessly, and always has a kiss for her. He whinnies at her when he sees her, and passes like a mad man when she leaves. These two were made for each other.

Okay, now that I have written a novel for you all to read :oops: Here's Teddy



their first ride all by themselves... (yes I know, she had no helmet I bought her one when we left there that day)











Ok lets see YOUR little pals :)
 

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Awh I love those cute pony faces! Your daughter and him are very cute together!
 

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This was my sheltie Moonie. He was 2 years old(one when I got him) and the cutest quirky little guy. He had a habit when you were riding him that if you tapped him with a crop he would kick out the hind leg on that side. He was very naughty, only I could really handle him. I taught him to bow and lay doesnt as well as breaking him to the saddle and cart. I sold him when he was three to a petting zoo owned by a family friend, and he still lives there today and is well cared for and loved. I miss him.
 

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Aw Honeysuga, he is SO cute!

Thank you everyone for you sweet comments :)
 

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That looks like a very big shetland, how tall is he?
 

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We got our three girls a shetland when our oldest was four (she's 11 now). We ended up selling him last year because none of them ended up really taking to the horse thing. I don't know, with them I think I should have started with a dead broke horse instead of a pony. But anyway, this is Ogre and he'll always have a place in my heart.





 

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Ohimgosh!! You were not kidding!! That pony LOVES her! :D that is so adorable and sweet... ♥ and I love how she is so excited to see him!
 

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This is Calhoun. He's POA and must be some shetland in there. He's about 11 hds. He's a feisty little guy, tried to take on my 18 hd. draft cross when they first met, ended up getting chased around in circles squealing for his life!! Has the personality of a chihuahua!! We're feed leasing him as a companion pony right now but he's a cute little jumper. He's for sale BTW!
 

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Aw! Teddy takes on bigger horses too! Oh don't tell me he's for sale ;) He is such a cutie!
 

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Wow he's really well proportioned for a shetland, very lovely little pony. I thought he was much taller.
 

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Yeah he was very well proportioned, more so when he turned 3(he was coming 2 in the pics).

Moonie was such a little fighter hehe. We had an ooold gelding with severe arthritis in one hind leg that Moonie loved to tick off. He would run up to him and give him a good chomp in the shoulder then take off and old Bo would hobble after him on 3 legs as fast as he could, ears pinned teeth bared, until he got too tired to continue. Poor guy, Moonie bugged him so bad we ended up having to move the troublemaker to our backyard away from the big horses, of course the spoiled little thing did not mind one bit lol. I love the sheltie spirit!
 

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I got mine from Dover Saddlery online, but it was a closeout item... so I have no idea if they have anymore.
 
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