So last week I was given a mini mare from a friend. I always thought they were very horse smart people. She's the kind that can ride anything with hair. Whenever I has question, they were one of the first ones that I would call. I have lost so much respect for these people. I can not beleive the appaling condition of this poor girl. They told me her back feet were "a little long". When they brought her, they admitted that "she doesn't like having her back feet done, so we just didn't mess with them much". Feet care is a basic necesity!!! How can you just ignore their feet ???? She is horribly overweight. Guess why? They had her on alalfa & sweet feed! Anybody with any common sence knows you can not have a mini on a diet like that!!! I'm still trying to get ahold of the farrier to start getting her feet fixed. The diet has been changed to grass hay with NO grain at all! Hopfully I can get her feet fixed up soon & start working on rehabbing her.