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Question by  worker6727 (8)

What is the proper Shetland pony care?

I have a Shetland pony that was recently given to me.


Answer by  LaurieF (211)

As with all equines, Shetlands require high quality forage (hay or pasture) and possibly grain, though care must be taken to avoid obesity. Adequate shelter; clean water; and regular hoof trimming, vaccinations, teeth floating, and deworming are also required. Exercise must also be provided.


Answer by  jne0493 (83)

Shetland ponies have no 'special care' requirements beyond normal care for any equine. Horses need access to fresh feed, be it alfalfa, coastal, or bermuda hay, and plenty of access to good clean water. Hoof care about every 6-8 weeks is also required. And, plenty of love.


Answer by  Penny59 (41)

Approximately two pounds of hay per 100 pounds of body weight and 1 pound of grain per 100 pounds, split into two daily feedings, ask your vet for specifics.


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

You need to make sure his feet are trimmed on regular intervals. He will also need shots once a year and a check up. Make sure he's getting fed properly.


Answer by  WeepingAngel (74)

Proper care for your pet-especially when its something like a pony-should be thoroughly researched.Getting books about it would be good.For the most part though,caring for a Shetland is what you'd expect-food, water, careful grooming, and ample excersice.

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