How much does a baby Shetland pony cost?

The average price for a Shetland pony ranges from around $500 to $1,500. The price typically increases for breeder ponies, especially when they can trace their purebred lineage.

Can a child ride a Shetland pony?

From the age of 2½ years old most children have the core strength to sit upright and enjoy a ride on a miniature Shetland pony, on the lead rein. Children can keep riding the larger Standards Shetland ponies until they are about 12 years old.

Are Shetland ponies good for beginners?

Shetland ponies are intelligent, friendly, and loyal. They are strong for their size and may take advantage of more timid beginner riders—because of their size, it can be difficult for an adult trainer to hop on and “fix” problems.

Can a 6 year old ride a Shetland pony?

There are miniature Shetland ponies suitable for children from age 3 – 6 years old and Standard Shetland Ponies which are bigger and can be ridden by children aged 6 – 10 years old depending on their height.

Are Shetland ponies good pets?

Yes, Shetland ponies can be good for children and make good outdoor pets, as long as you remember that they are horses, look after them correctly and meet their needs. Shetland ponies are very little and cute, and can be the perfect small child’s pony.

How long do Shetlands live for?

20-25 years
Life expectancy: Shetland ponies live an average of 20-25 years.

What is the best pony for a child?

Here are 10 horse and pony breeds suitable for children.

  • 01 of 10. Shetland Pony. Westend61 / Getty Images.
  • 02 of 10. Welsh Pony and Cob. Kate Connell / Getty Images.
  • 03 of 10. Pony of the Americas.
  • 04 of 10. Miniature Horse.
  • 05 of 10. American Quarter Horse.
  • 06 of 10. Appaloosa.
  • 07 of 10. Paint Horse.
  • 08 of 10. Morgan.

How long do Shetland ponies live?

Shetland ponies live an average of 20-25 years.

Do Shetland ponies need shelter?

Does a Shetland pony need shelter? Yes, this is more often to provide shade in the summer, rather than protection from the cold in the winter. A stable is good, but a shady tree is also a great natural place for a pony to shelter.

How many acres does a Shetland pony need?

about one acre
You need about one acre of land to keep a Shetland pony, that’s over 4,000 square metres and is a bigger space than many gardens.

Are Shetland ponies easy to train?

It is actually not easy to train a good riding pony, especially a mature adult. What you need is a strong little rider with steely nerves who is motivated to make that pony his or her own and some capable adult help.