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post #21 of 26 Old 04-12-2013, 06:41 PM
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There are rumors going around that the owner couldn't have/didn't want to put him down and he is running with a band of mares, I can't verify if that 100% or not though (he was an intact stallion).
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post #22 of 26 Old 04-12-2013, 06:45 PM
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A friend of mine tried to keep their mini stallion with a full size mare, didn't go over well. He was consently bitting her legs and pulling her tail trying to get her to go down so he could attempt to breed her. Eventually she started getting mad and kicking him, so they built him a separate pen.
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post #23 of 26 Old 04-12-2013, 06:56 PM
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I think all knowledgeable horse people, understand that any and all horses, 'can' be dangerous. This includes incredibly well-trained animals.

The problem with Minis, is that there are hundreds and thousands, being bred indiscriminately and owned by people who do indeed treat them as only 'pets' and spoil them. And it IS easy to spoil these little ones. This especially when they are really small and still babies. A friend of mine who is incredibly knowledgeable in Minis, recently had her arm broken, when handling one of her pretty well trained stallions. Little or not, they can still do harm and even when well trained.

The majority of us, will probably not see well trained Minis. Most will be backyard pets with little or no handling, after the owners became bored with them or those dear little pets, started acting up as adults. That, or we see them in auctions for a couple of dollars.

A word about bringing Minis into the house. Well my granddaughter has a Minis who does come into the house to watch TV with the kids. But, he is well trained, knows his manners and is a good boy. He is also gelded and has been shown a lot. At the moment, he really is a pet, just as all our animals should be. He doesn't have to do much these days, except being company for other animals on the farm, or for my granddaughters. That said, my daughter has found her front room full of Gypsy Horses at times, when the front door was left open, helping themselves to fruit in the bowl on the coffee table!

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Reading this reminded me of these guys Clyde Ponies and I just wasted all to much valuable time searching for that link, OK, back to work,
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lol probably less time than I spent trying to verify if that stallion from the Buck video was still alive or not...
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post #26 of 26 Old 04-12-2013, 07:25 PM
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Mmm. We have several people breeding 'Gypsy Ponies'. Ridiculous really, since many Gypsies are small enough to be considered ponies.

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