Category Archives: Riding

Our ponies are ridden

Stuffy – 21 years young!

Yesterday we went to the first Hunter Jumper show of the series held at Finally Farm in Raleigh, NC.  There, our FIRST homebred Shetland Pony mare (will be 21 years old on 20 MAY) was shown by a 7 yr … Continue reading

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and the Learning Commences!

The girls (our granddaughters – Grace & Gwen) haven’t really been interested in the ponies and have been pretty fearful.  Still somewhat fearful… but starting to show an interest.

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Riding Hunt Seat – Shetland ponies jump ahead

I had started a series of articles about riding and working Shetland ponies, but hadn’t done the english counterpart to the western article I did.

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The next generation – riding? …

The grand-kiddies are starting to show some interest now. 

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Pony History: AJ

WF Action Jackson – ASPC# 140897A -Black Tobiano – EEaaTT – a tested homozygous black, homozygous tobiano Shetland stallion who matured at 45 1/4″ tall (11.1-1/4 hh).

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History: Horse Show Manners

Rude showmen/women – HOW NOT TO RUN YOUR ORGANIZATION This is a LONG one, better grab your drink and sit down for a bit!!

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Pony History: Bit

We purchased “Bit” (Little Jim’s Bit of Silver) in 2009.  We purchased her to add her bloodlines to our breeding program and to utilize in our riding and driving program.

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Shows – riding Shetlands western

The Hoffman girls of LP Painted Ponys started showing in 1998.  Sierra and Madira showed western while Skye usually showed english (hunt seat). 

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Western riding – Shetlands?

YES! Shetlands are ridden western!!!

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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.

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