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Where Do Adoptable Dartmoor Ponies Come From?
Dartmoor ponies for adoption are usually surrendered by their previous owners because of change in lifestyle, a lack of financial ability to maintain a pony, or the owner needs to find the Dartmoor pony a companion. pony rescues work very hard to make sure ponies are healthy and polite with people before being made available for adoption. Rescues usually categorize ponies by; “unstarted” which means they to be need trained in order to be ridden, and typically these ponies are under 5 years. “Rideable,” and “Companion” ponies are the two categories for adult ponies. Dartmoor ponies are social creatures just like humans and must have social interactions with their own kind in order to be happy and healthy.
How Should I Prepare to Adopt a Pony?
Mostly you must be aware that every rescue’s goal is to find forever homes for all their ponies. This means that they will anticipate you are providing a home and safe atmosphere for the Dartmoor pony its entire life. Dartmoor ponies will need the right size stable and a big enough corral, paddock or pasture are key for your ponies to remain happy and healthy. What kind of housing is right for your pony depends on your climate, but all ponies have the same basic requirements - enough room to move around and lie down inside, enough space to graze & run outside, all areas kept clean & safe, and sufficient protection from sun, rain, and cold. You may be have barn and fenced pasture on your own land, or be boarding at a pony facility nearby. Dartmoor ponies are herd animals and take comfort in having at least one other pony friend, so keep that in mind if you are thinking of housing your newly adopted Dartmoor pony on your own property. ponies are also grazing animals that naturally will walk on average 20 miles a day. Confining a Dartmoor pony to a small area where he can't move around can lead to many behavior and health problems. So where ever you keep your pony, make sure that both the barn, pastures and especially the fencing are safe, well-maintained, with plenty of room to move around - and that they have a pony friend or two! Above all you need to make the decision to adopt a Dartmoor pony with confidence, and consider how your lifestyle may change when owning a Dartmoor pony. Remember that ponies live long lives, an average of 30 years or more.
What Costs & Supplies Do Ponies Need?
The average cost of maintaining a pony is usually about $2,500 and up per year. Be prepared to provide; stall/corral rental, shoeing, veterinarian care including worming, vaccinations and any other needed medicines, salt/supplements, feed, hay, grooming supplies, blankets for different temperatures, and tack. Owning your own pony requires a serious investment in your time as well as money. Older Dartmoor ponies may need less exercise than younger ones, but they still require daily cleaning, feeding, and love! If you are boarding a Dartmoor pony, make sure to ask if the fee includes a daily mucking and turnout, or be prepared to spend at least an hour cleaning both your pony and their stall, in addition to the time needed to give them their daily exercise. Finally, ask the broader what supplies are included, such as buckets, feed, hay, and bedding, or if you will need to purchase and provide those.
Can I Get Involved with a Pony Rescue Without Adopting a Dartmoor Pony?
What is it Like to Adopt from a Pony Rescue?
Why Pony Adoption a Better Option!
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