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Contact:

Jean carson
Pretty pony Parties
Clinton,CT
860-669-6559
prettyponylady@yahoo.com

We are a fully insured pony
ride business specializing in
Birthday Pony Parties

We also do:
Company picnics,
Small fairs ,
Festivals,
Nursery Schools,
Family Reunions
and much more!

Rates based on
location/mileage,
service time and
current gas prices.

Please call for a quote.
 
A Little About the Breeds

The Shetland pony
is a breed of pony originating in the Shetland Isles. Shetlands range in size from a minimum height of approximately 28 inches to an official maximum height of 42 inches (10.2 hands, 107 cm) at the withers. (11.2 hands for American Shetlands). Today, Shetlands are used as children's riding ponies, are shown by both children and adults at horse shows in harness driving classes as well as for pleasure driving outside of the show ring. Shetlands are ridden by small children at horse shows, in riding schools and for pleasure. They are seen working in commercial settings such as fairs or carnivals to provide short rides for visitors. They are also seen at petting zoos and sometimes are used for Therapeutic horseback riding purposes. Shetland ponies are generally gentle, good-tempered, and very intelligent by nature. They make good children's ponies, and are sometimes noted for having a "brave" character, but can be very opinionated or "cheeky," and, if not handled properly, can be impatient, snappy, and sometimes become uncooperative, traits often lumped under the label "stubborn" by those who fail to understand that pony behavior is influenced by the quality of human handling. Many ponies are long-lived; it is not unusual for a Shetland pony to live more than 30 years.

The Welsh Pony designates a group of four related types of pony native to Wales: the Welsh mountain pony (Section A), the Welsh pony (Section B), the Welsh pony of cob type (Section C), and the Welsh Cob (Section D). The modern Welsh Pony is known as a riding and driving pony and is a popular children's pony. They have a reputation for intelligence, friendly personalities and even temperaments, allowing them to be easily trained. All sections of Welsh ponies and Welsh cobs are sure-footed with sound feet, dense bone, and are very hardy. The ponies should have a well-laid back shoulder, deep chest, short back, well-sprung rib cage and strong hindquarters. The Welsh Mountain Pony (Section A) may not exceed 12.2 hands (127 cm or 50 inches) in the US[3] or 12 hh or 121.9 cm in the United Kingdom.[4]The Section A Welsh Pony is also known as the Welsh Mountain pony.