Our Animals…

Our Miniature Ponies

Miniature Ponies

Dawn and Twizzle

The Shetland Pony is hardy and strong, in part because it developed in the harsh conditions of the Shetland Isle. It has a small head, widely spaced eyes and small and alert ears. It has a short muscular neck, a compact stocky body, short strong legs and a shorter-than-normal cannon-bone in relation to its size. A short broad back and deep girth are universal characteristics, as is a springy stride. It has a long thick mane and tail, and a dense double winter coat to withstand harsh weather.

It is not unusual for a Shetland pony to live more than 30 years!

Our minis are Dawn and Twizzle
When we offered Dawn and Twizzle a home 9 years ago they were not very tame, over time they have become more confident with people and they wait at the gate for their breakfast in the morning, the students regularly walk and groom the miniatures. Twizzle is very tiny only standing at 24 inches, she is also getting quite old now and has lost a lot of teeth so has a special diet.