One of the trainers hauled a large mini to the barn for the day, for her very young students. I mistakenly thought he was a Shetland: the lack of rotundity and uber-bushiness should have clued me in, but I was in love. Fifty two years old and I wanted to snatch him away from a happy five-year old. Fortunately, I controlled myself. He was totally delightful. Very calm and submissive. Totally un-Shetland like. (though I’m sure calm and submissive Shetlands do exist.)
So I went looking for a Shetland fix. I must admit I was surprised at the utter lack of “Daisy Reins” in any of the videos I sorted through.
Mini(s) Movie of the Day fits right in with Temple Grandin’s chapter on how horses learn in “Animals Make Us Human”.
Shetland Dressage The offensive BTV/Rollkur video has been removed. To see original we were discussing in comments, click here. (My apologies, I posted the wrong video. I’m hoping it was an anomaly, as the others of Zorro that I’ve seen do not have him cranked back. Sadly, it may not be. I wonder if the pony had been sold?) This is the same pony. Zorro looks astonishingly like Tiny, if Tiny had been shrunk in the dryer.)
Shetland Airs Above the Ground (Capriole)
Shetland high Jump
Shetland Hunter Course
(might want to turn the volume down…) Love to see the kids walking the course!
Shetland Hunter (Nope. You didn’t miss it the first time around. It’s another addition, I tripped over it. As I am learning what to feel and reach for in a hunter, I saw this video and thought, wow nice even hunter rhythm…in a Shetland?)