Me and Martin have visited Hartside stud in Cumbria. They have circa 70 shetland ponies, both standard and mini type. The Lowthian family has about 100 ha lands and their shetlands are gorgeous. They're all in great condition, they're friendly and curious and like to cuddle. One of the foals even left their mum to go with us to the gate. Hartside stud owned a few Marshwood shetlands for many years. One of them was Pilot of Marshwood, who was bought by mrs. Janet as a colt and he spent his life in Hartside. When you talk to mrs. Janet, you get the feeling that she loves her ponies. She rides a motorcycle to see the ponies and to give them treats every day.