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Anyone have a mini?
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Puppatude · 02/04/2018 07:13

Welp, apparently when I 'idly browse' for something I end up buying it. Which has resulted in a puppy and now indeed a miniature horse. To add to the other three ponies.

He doesn't arrive for a couple of weeks as he's currently a stallion (gulp!) and we're having him gelded their end, which they have been great about.

But any advice from other mini owners? How much to I need to ramp up my electric fencing?! Grin

Obligatory pic!

Anyone have a mini?
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clatteringhooves · 02/04/2018 12:24

Ohhhh, no advice, but he is gorgeous Smile

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Tainbri · 06/04/2018 16:29

Think Houdini! Mine shuffles under things and between things (especially between rails!) stands on hind legs and hooks front over a door to peep over the top and all manner of things you would never get in a bigger animal, more goat like to be honest!! Great fun though and a real character. Makes up for size with big personality. The only one on the yard that has to be sedated for the vet as can turn from butter wouldn't melt into beelzebub in a split second - enjoy!

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MoonlightKissed · 07/04/2018 12:20

We have a few mini shetlands. We had electric fencing for years, but one or two learnt to go through it (it was on mains, three thick strands), and once they learn to go through it, you're stuffed. So now we have stock fencing instead.

Are your other three ponies all geldings? Bringing a recently gelded ex-entire might bring you some issues otherwise.

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Booboostwo · 08/04/2018 20:10

Looks like a Falabella not a Shetland, no? Falabellas have much more settled temperaments on the whole than shetlands. I have a lovely companion Falabella who is a little star. He doesn't touch the fencing, he loads and stays on the lorry all day long at shows, he's happy to be first in or last out, he's a real help. He's 19 yo now, I've had him since he was six and he's started showing signs of mild chronic laminitis so I have to be a bit careful with his grass intake.

Ditto the above, it usually takes about six months for a stallion's hormones to settle down.

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