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post #21 of 98 Old 07-19-2009, 04:56 PM Thread Starter
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"As miniature horses can only carry 50 pounds or so. A full-grown mini weighs between 150 and 250 pounds. Says Adnrea Rollins.
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post #22 of 98 Old 07-19-2009, 05:06 PM
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"As miniature horses can only carry 50 pounds or so. A full-grown mini weighs between 150 and 250 pounds. Says Adnrea Rollins.
Just because you CAN dosen't mean you SHOULD.

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the only time I have seen a person on a mini was tiny kids at the fair
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I know. But that was not my words. It was andrea rollins words put I posted them!
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Well teeny minis should not carry anything. There are minis that weigh more than 250.

Besides, I doubt they were bred for riding. I mean, didnt we already have horse and ponies for that? Nah, I agree with Sunny.
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Just because you CAN dosen't mean you SHOULD.
I agree with that, if people do ride mini's I bet they will only last about a year of riding before becoming to sore to be lunged or do free jumping. Let alone be ridden.

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I agree with all of you they should NOT be riden period
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There is no reason to ride a mini when you can ride a nomal horse. Period.,.....
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Yup, that's why as I said earlier...most kids you see riding are riding little PONIES, NOT mini horses...that's for a reason! Mini's were not bred to be ridden...driving is another thing altogther, but to be ridden...that's more for the ponies and horses that can safely carry the weight on their backs!

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I had a mini X shetland For my 3yr daughter who needed schooling So I picked the lightest person I knew and trusted to help me out . My 15yr sis who weighed 50kg or 110pounds. Nothing major just flat work to get him a little more responsive as my daughter only weighed 16 kg at the time or 35 pounds . She was very tiny lol

So I agree that given the size of the people riding these minis it is cruel. And especially if they are unbroken . You would just jump on a 15hh + horse unbroken and trot them around if the mini could of thrown her off im sure he would of, So he was definitely bearing too much weight.

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