This includes washing, brushing, and combing the pony regularly in order to keep the coat smooth, clean, and healthy. However, you should pay extra attention to a Shetland Pony’s hooves, which will require daily care using a hoof pick and hoof brush to remove dirt, rocks, and other debris.
How much does it cost to keep a Shetland pony?
Veterinary costs are rare if you look after your ponies well. So total cost of keeping a mini Shetland pony for a year is approximately £140 – £200 excluding vet fees which are rare. This is actually cheaper than keeping most dogs if you have a large garden or some grassland.
Are Shetland ponies intelligent?
Although they never stand more than four-feet tall, they are the strongest of all the horse breeds with an ability to pull twice their own body weight. They are also considered to be fiercely intelligent. … Shetlands bred in milder climates which are given ample food do not increase in size at all.”
Do Shetland ponies bite?
The funny thing about shetlands is that they tend to only really bite the people who let them.