Hey all - I'm looking into purchasing a couple mini's for my little ones to grow up with and ride and need a bit of advice on the colts I found before I bring them home.
They are both 1 year old and (to my novice eyes..) look pretty healthy. Although the current owner is a laid-back rancher that has let his horses be as nature intends (no wormers, vaccinations, hoof trimming, etc). I also saw them try and nurse on their mama who is onsite- which according to the owner they still do occasionally.
They need to be handled more and broken, but they are gentle and tame now.
I've never broken a horse before, but do have a few years of riding experience and knowledge. I'm hoping breaking a mini would be easy enough for a "beginner" to do.
I'd love to give them a loving, safe home. I plan on a farrier coming out for a trimming right away, and a vet for their wormers/vaccinations.
Since I'm pretty new to this - I just want to make sure I'm not getting myself in too deep and just want to hear some general feedback!