Horses and ponies

Calling all animal friends! Do you want to give our animals a little bit of extra love? Why not think about sponsoring our ponies!

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Pony Facts

  • Ponies are small horses.
  • Ponies have thicker manes and tails than horses.
  • They also have proportionally shorter legs, thicker necks and shorter heads.
  • Well trained ponies are good for children while they are learning to ride.
  • As well as for riding, ponies are used in driving and working roles.
  • Young ponies are called foals.
  • Shetland ponies are small but very strong.
  • Pound for pound, ponies are stronger than horses.
  • Miniature horses are even smaller than ponies.
  • Hackney ponies were first bred to pull carriages.
  • Ponies are easy to look after, requiring half the food that a horse would if it was the same weight.

Newham Grange Farm
Wykeham Way
Middlesbrough
TS8 0TG

Telephone:
01642 515729