We were honoured to be approached about having an article about the Therapy Ponies in the Shetland Pony Stud Book Society Magazine and feel that it really validates the amazing work they do.

In 1890, the Shetland Pony Stud-Book Society was formed with the objects being “to maintain unimpaired the purity of the breed of Shetland ponies and to promote the breeding of these ponies”.

This was the first society for a breed of native ponies to be formed in Britain and today is the second largest after the Welsh Pony and Cob Society. The first stud book was published in 1891 and recorded details of 408 mares, many with foals, and 48 stallions. The success of this is shown by the fact that the Stud-Book is in the same format today.

The Shetland Pony Stud Book Magazine goes to all Shetland breeders and society members.