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post #11 of 35 Old 07-19-2012, 02:08 PM Thread Starter
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I do know what to look for when seeing if it has dwarfism but I am makeing double sure because im not buying anything without my friend/coach and another lady I met who is president of the miniature horse club of b.c(my old boss introd me to her) im im doing as much research as I possably can... google is confuzing me LOL
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post #12 of 35 Old 07-19-2012, 02:18 PM
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It's good to hear you have a mentor. There are unfortunately, thousands of little Minis around now for sale, going through auctions or free. Many have problems and the uneducated, often pay huge prices for dwarfs.

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post #13 of 35 Old 07-19-2012, 02:20 PM Thread Starter
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that's why I don't wonna go alone! And im going to be extra sure that my mini doesnt get sick!! Or do my hardest
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post #14 of 35 Old 07-19-2012, 03:39 PM
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I think on the whole, Minis are hardly little creatures. This borne out by seeing some bounce back in a caring home, after years of neglect and abuse. I hope when you find your little one, you will share him/her with us.

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post #15 of 35 Old 07-19-2012, 06:14 PM Thread Starter
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yep I can't wait to show him or her off XD I've already decided what colors its going to have haha turquoise and dark purple im so excited that I can finally get something that I know I can love with all my heart and someone can't take him or her away.... XD im hopeing to find a black and white one with blue eyes. But any will do as long as its 34' or smaller
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post #16 of 35 Old 08-06-2012, 10:41 PM
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FeatheredFeet is correct about dwarfism. If you're looking for breed or show you certainly don't want a dwarf. Dwarfism comes in many degrees of the condition. My Lily is a dwarf but condition not severe BUT she has monkey mouth (bottom teeth jut out and top teeth meet gums behind the bottom teeth), her head is a bit too large for her body, she's pudgy (some of the pudgy is from eating too much grass but even as a baby she was a cubbette) and not so much a dwarf condition is locking stifles. Locking stifles is more common in mini's than large horses and lily has both back legs lock. I spend more money on the dentist than if she was correct. However she's perfect in my eyes but be aware of what you're looking at. Featheredfeet was wise to mention it to you.
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post #17 of 35 Old 08-06-2012, 11:56 PM Thread Starter
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I have a friend who breeds minis who is going to help me as well as my coach because I still lease a normal sized horse :}
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post #18 of 35 Old 08-12-2012, 11:42 AM
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Just a word on shots.. If your minis are going to be around other equine at all please give the recommended vaccs for your area. Not only to protect your horses but the horses around yours. They are small but they are still horses and should be treated as such. Also, you have to give the full dose to each mini even though they are small. Don't try to buy one dose and split it to save money.

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post #19 of 35 Old 08-12-2012, 01:04 PM
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Good luck Western Rider
I encourage you

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post #20 of 35 Old 08-12-2012, 01:28 PM
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Buy or make an emergency first aid kid. Chances are, you'll need it sometime down the road. Don't forget fly spray for the warm months! We go through about 10 bottles a year, and we use it pretty sparingly.
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