Tonto and Barney

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  • Status - Adopted
  • Sex - Gelding
  • Height - 8hh
  • Age - 10-20 years (approx)
  • Use - Companion


Meet our pair of lovely shetland ponies, Barney and Tonto who are looking for their forever home as companions! 

Tonto is an 18 year old gelding who has the kindest nature. Tonto is easy to catch, lead but can be nervous when having the farrier. He enjoys being groomed and pampered and does not mind having a bath!

Barney is 20 years old and is easy to handle when grooming, bathing or leading. He is good for the farrier however will fidget for the vet but is not nasty. He can be reluctant to catch but is fine if you take him a treat and is getting better every time. Barney suffers from cushings disease but it is managed with medication. 

Both shetlands have lived in a mixed herd so are fine with mares or geldings. Currently they are living out 24/7 with a field shelter but equally they are fine to be stabled occasionally too. 

This home would need to be able to restrict grazing in the summer to prevent the ponies becoming obese. 


On average, we have 400 animals come into our shelter every year. Please take a look at some of our horses and ponies looking for loving homes and see if you can find a friend for life. Where appropriate, all of our animals are vaccinated, microchipped and neutered. We also give each animal a behavioural assessment to identify their needs and help you find your perfect companion.

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