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Posted 12/18/2013 4:59:20 AM


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Hi everyone! I might be getting a Miniature Horse soon(YAY!), but I've never had one before. What should I know before I get one?
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Posted 12/18/2013 5:26:32 AM


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That is so cool that you get to have a mini! I dont know a lot about them so i can give you some links to check out. You might already know some of this stuff.

http://www.ballerhouse.com/2008/02/19/everything-you-need-to-know-to-buy-a-mini-horse/

http://www.petplace.com/horses/owning-a-miniature-horse/page1.aspx

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Posted 12/19/2013 8:39:23 PM


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My sister just got a pony named Oreo and I'm helping her with him. They are very fun and cute and have different personalities, but keep in mind the classic pony attitude. You can never have a pony's full respect, but I want you to have a lot of fun with your mini! They are very fun!

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Posted 12/20/2013 9:21:03 AM


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They are fluffy little creatures :) My mini starts growing her winter coat right as the weather changes in fall and didn't completely lose it until June. It's two times the length of my big horses. My advice, have a winter blanket to cut down on winter fur or have clippers ready if you'd like to show in the spring. They are adorable and fun and I love mine to death.

Oh, they are tiny as you already know, so check your fences for holes or places they can get out...they are mischievous little things as well!

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Posted 12/20/2013 11:46:57 AM
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Some fencing won't work for miniatures 'cause they can get out.  

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Posted 12/23/2013 1:27:57 PM


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Treat it exactly like you would a big horse. Letting them get away with stuff because they're cute and fuzzy gets old really fast :|

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Posted 12/23/2013 2:01:05 PM
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I think one of the paramount things to worry about with them is to have proper fencing and not to overfeed them. Since they are smaller, many people tend to overfeed them so make sure you have them on a proper diet.
Also treat them like a big horse. They can get really pushy if you don't ask for respect.

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Posted 12/23/2013 4:40:36 PM


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I think one of the paramount things to worry about with them is to have proper fencing and not to overfeed them. Since they are smaller, many people tend to overfeed them so make sure you have them on a proper diet.Also treat them like a big horse. They can get really pushy if you don't ask for respect.
we have your typical bog standard 4 board fence and they only time they've ever gotten out is running out teh gate when the latch malfunctioned due to a huge snow overlaod on it xD

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I'm happy in summertime beneath the dark blue sky, nae thinkin in the mornin at nicht where i'm gang to lie
bothies or byres or barns, or oot amangst the hay,and if the weather does permit, I'm happy a' the day.

.holding my rebel banner up with pride.
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Posted 12/23/2013 5:18:04 PM
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I think one of the paramount things to worry about with them is to have proper fencing and not to overfeed them. Since they are smaller, many people tend to overfeed them so make sure you have them on a proper diet.Also treat them like a big horse. They can get really pushy if you don't ask for respect.
we have your typical bog standard 4 board fence and they only time they've ever gotten out is running out teh gate when the latch malfunctioned due to a huge snow overlaod on it xD


Idk man, they can act like goats sometimes. I've seen them slip under a four-board pretty easily x]

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