Indyhorse, minis are prone to more foaling complications of many sorts, yes. With minis, you GOTTA be there to make sure all is well, and help if not! Neat that you worked at Double Diamond, they're very nice people :) Did they have Kiowa when you were there? They recently sold her, and I know they didn't have her long. I soooo want her. She's out of one of my mares, but born before I owned the mare.
Themacpac, yup, Beth and her family are about an hour from me, and super nice. Her website (that one of her daughters does) is very helpful and educational! I love reading it and their foaling diaries on it :)