SHETLAND PONIES. – Awesome little horses, did you know they are the strongest horses in the world – weight unit for strength??! They can pull up to twice their body weight whereas a Clydesdale can pull half their body weight!
CODY has been here since I started the Farmstay 6 years ago, – he is around 17 years old, still does led pony rides by the hour and pulls the sulky and wagon with “pizazz!”. I don’t own Cody, he is on loan….permanent loan.

Cody. Barcoos first Shetland Pony.
Cody. Barcoos first Shetland Pony.


HUNTER is 3 years old, tiny wee fellow with a huge heart that just loves little kids and old folk especially. He does wonderful led rides and is just starting harness training. 2 weeks ago he went to a nursing home as a “therapy horse”, walked through corridors, got hugged, patted, kissed and cried upon, and never blinked a eye! I am hoping to do more animal therapy work with him.

Hunter. Barcoos newest Shetland Pony.
Hunter. Barcoos newest Shetland Pony.


COCO is about 5 years old – He has been here 2 years and has been a challenge, From a nasty, spooky “mini monster” to a delightful spirited little fellow who is coming along really nicely, now doing led rides and just starting to do harness work.
I just love the work ethic of these little Shetland Ponies and thank Nature and Landscape Photography By Di Watson for these delightful portraits of my Shetland Ponies.

Coco. Barcoos cheekiest Shetland Pony.
Coco. Barcoos cheekiest Shetland Pony.