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        01-15-2013, 12:43 AM
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    Our little girl busted her butt to have that pony. I really woulda liked her to keep it forever. But, no pasture pets, so if we can't use em someone else can.
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        01-15-2013, 12:48 AM
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    Yearling
    Aw, yeah, I understand. But hey! I bet that pony was great for another little girl!
         
        01-15-2013, 12:53 AM
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    Yeah she actually went to a family that had three lil girls who were older the our daughter but all smaller. So I'm sure that pony is getting loved and ridden like crazy. Moral of the story is I like what you're thinkin ;)
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        01-15-2013, 01:01 AM
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    Yearling
    Hehe! I do too! I think I might start out with a mini, too! Such cute buggers.
         
        01-15-2013, 01:04 AM
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    Buggers is a understatement! We had to rope her and take her down to even start breaking her. Daughter let her up, and they started there.
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        01-15-2013, 01:06 AM
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    Yearling
    Hehe. I like the idea that such a cute and tiny thing could have such sass and sprite. >) I like me a challenge. Well, one that's not two feet taller than I am!
         
        01-15-2013, 01:14 AM
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    We pened her with an old cranky poa at first. She whooped on that mare. Ok, out with the big horses, whooped on them too! She was fiery. Ended up being buddies to my colt. Tallest horse and black, them two were inseparable and he could hand it out! Lol.
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        01-15-2013, 01:17 AM
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    Green Broke
    Mine already do all that and they aren't interested in having one of their own (they ride a friend's bombproof pony). Its just part of having a family "pet"... even though they can't ride my horse. My lil one prepares feed for all 7 horses in the barn whenever I let her go (too cold or too late on a school night is a no) and all of them have vastly different feeds/meds/soaking requirements.

    Older kiddo likes to clean out the pig mare's stall since you just shovel out the entire contents not have to pick through bedding.

    They've helped with Vet/Farrier visits. They turn in/out the "child-safe on the ground" horses. They can fix a blanket or remove one (all the child-safe older horses are way too tall for them to put a blanket on).

    'Course they also feed the cows, pigs, chickens, turkeys and goats on a daily basis. They've bottle-fed calves whose Mom's died, chased and held down pigs for shots.... pretty much anything that's done around here they're in the midst of. They live here, so they can help!
         
        01-15-2013, 01:19 AM
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    Yep^
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        01-15-2013, 01:26 AM
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    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by Delfina    
    Mine already do all that and they aren't interested in having one of their own (they ride a friend's bombproof pony). Its just part of having a family "pet"... even though they can't ride my horse. My lil one prepares feed for all 7 horses in the barn whenever I let her go (too cold or too late on a school night is a no) and all of them have vastly different feeds/meds/soaking requirements.

    Older kiddo likes to clean out the pig mare's stall since you just shovel out the entire contents not have to pick through bedding.

    They've helped with Vet/Farrier visits. They turn in/out the "child-safe on the ground" horses. They can fix a blanket or remove one (all the child-safe older horses are way too tall for them to put a blanket on).

    'Course they also feed the cows, pigs, chickens, turkeys and goats on a daily basis. They've bottle-fed calves whose Mom's died, chased and held down pigs for shots.... pretty much anything that's done around here they're in the midst of. They live here, so they can help!
    Sounds like me when I was little :) And I loved it!
         

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