Shetland-pony.com's policy on
The long term objective has been and is to improve, not only the
profile and perception of the Shetland pony, but to elevate the
activity of breeding Shetland ponies from the poor relation to
something which is recognised as worthy and attracts competent
owners and breeders. I have done this by promoting without fear
or favour, everyone who is making a worthwhile contribution.
This has been helped in no small part, although not exclusively,
by the shetland-pony.com facility and its content. Most of the
top studs are represented and the stud pages/links, news page and for sale get colossal viewing figures. The world
wide web has provided a source of easily accessible information
for anyone intending to purchase ponies, no longer any excuses for
buying poor stock!.
I welcome other Shetland Web sites but I edit news for its
veracity and worthiness. We do not publish results of
failed show Shetland ponies pretending to be miniature horses,
or the overblown reports sent in by owners of their 'successes'.
Self publicity can be bad publicity. As I am aware of the realities of results through People who
telephone me often from the shows, I report it how it is. People
must do whatever they feel happy doing with their Shetland
please do not undermine the breed. Similarly in chat rooms or
There is a place for such facilities I’m sure, but preferably
not associated with Shetland ponies. Any prospective person
surfing the web looking to get involved with the breed and touching
down on ‘the forum’ of some web sites and reading some of the drivel spoken on
some Shetland pony subjects would make anyone with half a brain
run a mile. ‘Contributors’ wax lyrical and at length
posting self-congratulatory reports of their ‘results’/ babies (foals)
cross breds, unregistered etc etc, all cheered on by their cyber
buddies. I do question why any one would want to air this drivel and
proffer bad or incorrect advice on a public forum is beyond me, but
it's a free country!
Many people feel that the work so many of us do in elevating the
status of the pony and its breeders is undermined by the
duplication of news on a site that undermines any credibility by
posting it alongside some of
the tosh sent in by owners / breeders who imagine they’ll
get more coverage by seeing it duplicated.
YOU must decide where to
send your news. You will note that well respected owners and
breeders only submit to this site. Not, I add at my request to
date, but one more reason this site it is considered 'the one'.
NO item will be published on this site if it is
submitted to any other. (Reports of theft excepted) This policy decision will ensure that
the 'News' items on other web sites will be different and not a
duplicate of some of the news already reported on
Shetland-pony.com goes from strength to strength, its
viewing figures rise hugely, far beyond expectations, but its
basic concept stays firmly planted. This web site sponsors
shows and is always giving money or time and effort to improve
the lot of owners and breeders. By staying true to its
principles ensures that everyone with access to the web visits
It gives immediate access to most of the UK's top studs and
at a glance which have been updated most recently or have foals
which may be for sale. RELATED LINKS to GROUPS, SERVICES, SHOW
SCHEDULES, IN HAND AND SHOW RIDDEN AWARDS etc.
The most authoritative independent NEWS PAGE on Shetland Pony
matters - keeping everyone informed on items that are of
interest, or issues that may affect them.