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post #21 of 29 Old 01-04-2010, 02:10 AM
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Vets also are under the belief that they are equine dentists. While some dentistry is better than none, they are not well educated enough in the field of dentistry alone.

As it's been stated over and over, miniature horses should NOT be ridden by anyone, not only because of their size, but also for the fact that they cannot be ridden by a professional and properly trained to be safe-ish for a child. If the horse was treated as horribly as you describe, she's more than earned her retirement as a pasture ornament.

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post #22 of 29 Old 01-04-2010, 02:43 AM Thread Starter
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thankyou for that paintspwn and i can see where your coming from (but i dont get what this has to do with dentistry, we have a seperate equine dentist from our vet)

I see where your coming from like that, but if you knew gemma like i do, you would know that if she was to retire as a pasture ornament, she would hate it. every time she see's that saddle (however very unoften it may be) she nickers out and comes running up to the gate and stands statue right up untill the moment where casey calls out walk. and I do see about how you've put that they cannot be trained to be safe-ish for a child, but gemma is so affectionate and loving, that it would be impossible for her to hurt anyone unless they have previously hurt her. When i got her, i was told that she would bite to mars, and true she did.. to her owners. but as soon as I had her, up until now i have never had a bite, nor has she bitten anyone except her owners.
I had the house to myself one day, andthe cheeky monkey managed to undo her gate latch, walk up the taner track, down my driveway, into the open door of my house, and nose her saddle off the chair in the dining room. she actually loves being ridden by casey, I think, because she knows casey would never do to her, what the owners children did.

But while i'm here.. ive been told that i should put her in foal but i dont know if i should. (i dont know anything about foals, but my neighbours breeds horses so she could go to him) i dont know if i should because of whats happened to her, or if she would be in good enough condition to have one. i havent talked to the vet lately so i havent been able to ask him. but i know if i did she would be an awesome mother (she looked after the lambs we had here like they were her own) what do you think? because i dont know

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post #23 of 29 Old 01-04-2010, 03:15 AM
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What color is she? Grulla?
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What color is she? Grulla?
uhm i havent heard of grulla haha. She's registered Buckskin

Her dam:
Jurosslie Moccachino
height:37.25
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Sire:
Bluestones Exquisite Bear
Height: 32.25
Palomino Appaloosa

(i found her papers haha)

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In most cases I say leave the breeding to the breeders..it's pretty rarely a good idea for us normal horse owners to breed our horses. I'm sure you know well that there are way more horses out there than homes..Well, pretty big understatement, but eh..It's pretty bad. I'm not a professional on mini conformation but I tend to doubt that she's breeding quality..as pretty as she is. I don't mean to say anything against her in that, but only exceptional horses (with not just nice but superb conformation and bloodlines, usually with some kind of show history or great show history from the sire or dam) really should be bred.

Plenty of the horses I've personally worked with thus far have been beautiful, wonderful horses. None of them have been breeding quality.
So I would discourage it.
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thankyou rockyxpony thats kinda what i was thinking aswell. thankyou haha thats made up my mind. im not putting her in foal lol.

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Glad to hear it =)
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After reading all the posts, I think you're doing a WONDERFUL job with her. I can't believe the condition you got her in - and I thought MY mini was fat! Very good work getting her weight down in a healthy way, walking her and jumping her, and even the riding - if it's a couple laps to warm her up before your little sister gets on her, I see nothing wrong with that. Good on you for taking the time to get her back in shape and making sure your sister is safe in her riding!

I personally wouldn't breed her though...who told you to? And why? I see NO reason why you should retire her, she sounds like a doll and looks WAY better because of the time and effort you've put into her. I wouldn't do any more flyinf leaps onto her, but if it was to see her reaction so as to see how she'd do as a vaulting pony for your sister, it becomes a different story.

Good job with her anyhow, keep it up and don't get discouraged.

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post #29 of 29 Old 01-04-2010, 10:38 PM
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I wouldn't risk breeding her, its pretty hard on minis. Good for you for going with your gut and making the right decision. :)
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