Shetland Ponies – can you ride them?

“Little people” can! As in children. It’s a great way for them to learn about and enjoy equines (horses) in a size that matches their own.

Shetlands can be ridden while being led by handler (known as lead line), western and english. They can be trail ridden and shown.

Here are some of our ponies doing lead line – both at home, at events and at horse shows. Ponies shown are WF Action Jackson (AJ), LP Painted Shado Act (Shado), LP Painted Apache (Apache), LP Painted StuffNpuf (Stuffy) and Little Jim’s Bit of Silver (Bit).

Skye Leads AJ while Sierra rides

Skye leads AJ while 'Dira gets to ride

LP Painted Apache doing leadline duty

LP Painted Shadoact with Tyler and Carolyn leading

LP Painted ShadoAct with Kathy and 'Dira at the June 2003 CFTR Horse Show

LP Painted PuffNStuf

Little Jim's Bit of Silver with a leadline rider - 2009

Laura riding LP Painted PuffNstuf with Paula leading

13 years after beginning with our daughters doing lead line riding, AJ is still doing lead line rides.

Paula leading AJ at a Birthday party

AJ with Larry and Madira leading and Camden riding

Lead lining with a Shetland allows a grandma to share a special moment with her granddaughter.

LP Painted StuffNpuf with Chloey and grandma

About lppaintedponys

Husband and wife team raising shetland ponies, rescuing dogs/cats & becoming self sufficient.
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