As a shetland and mini owner, I would like to invite anyone who owns these unique breeds to share their stories and facts about thier little guys.
I have one shetland. His name is Zorro and I compete as a captain of a drill team with him. He is 10yrs old and black with no white markings. He is extremely smart, so smart I get frustrated because he outsmarts me! He is a smart little boy though, when he is willing to learn that is. At drilling competitions Im proud to say I am know as 'the girl who rides the little black pony'!
I also have a mini gelding named Kramer, and oh, what a character! He is a sorrel/paint 2yr old onery boy. I've had him since he was two months old, and he had never been handled before. Now he is in training to jump and give little kids rides. He is EXTREMLY smart and willing to learn. He knows all my voice commands and his only quirk is biting (which is improving). He is such a mouthy little guy, and tries to start fights with everyone. He gets all the animals riled up then sits back and watches them fight.
Remember-- dream BIG; go small!