Unknown to most people, Shetlands have more specialist needs than horses. At Munchkins, we are able to facilitate Shetlands with complex needs and have the following facilities:
Custom Built Stable Block
Built in 2019, our stable block is built specifically for Shetlands with low doors, low internal walls so the ponies can see each other and a sand area connecting the 2 blocks. The stable block is ideal for ponies who need time off grass or who are unwell.
Isolation Paddock & Shelter
For new arrivals to settle in seperate from the rest of the herd. New arrivals are tested for diseases upon arrival and spend 3 weeks in isolation.
for our laminitic ponies who cannot be on grass. This area allows them to have freedom and move around without being shut in.
for those ponies who are on restricted grazing. Hay is scattered in piles around the track so they have to move to find their food. They can also forage from the surrounding hedgerows.
to provide hard standing when the fields become wet and muddy in the winter. It is also good for those who need time off of grass to move around and not be shut in.
for those who cannot live on grass who suffer from laminitis. The sand is soft on their feet and allows them to move around rather than being shut in a stable.
Custom Built Horse Lorry
so that we are able to safely transport the ponies between our sites, to vet visits and from urgent rescue cases.