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post #21 of 35 Old 08-20-2012, 12:29 AM Thread Starter
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im so nervous to get a mini but it is time to call something my own
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post #22 of 35 Old 08-21-2012, 10:33 PM
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I just became the owner of a mini myself. My first suggestion would be to get informed of the dwarf gene. They tend to have a lot more physical health problems than Mini's. The bad thing is on reading up on mini's is that all mini's tend to have been bred from dwarfs. The easiest way is t avoid the ones with the really rounded upper heads, large body with really short legs, etc. Pick one that closely resembles a horse body in miniature. You have been given a great list of things to have on hand. I got a Rubbermaid type container with 2 longs holders with a handle in the middle but buckets work as well. Keep one container for your private container. Keeps things you need for everyday grooming. Keep another container for your first aid kit. That way bandages and such don't get contaminated.
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post #23 of 35 Old 08-21-2012, 10:37 PM
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LOL mini's are incredible. Mine came all the way from Canada. I live in the USA, Washington State. I think the best thing about mini's is that they are so dang smart!
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post #24 of 35 Old 08-21-2012, 10:41 PM
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Mine has never been in a harness before. She didn't like the girth (surcingle)tightened, Evan though she had one on before. But she took to walking around ground training her for reigning. It was like she was born to know how, she is just waiting for me to catch on.
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post #25 of 35 Old 08-21-2012, 10:48 PM
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As far as the dental work done, they usually get them started about 4 to 6 years. They need to start getting the wolf teeth filed when it starts interrupting their eating. What happens is that the teeth get long and keep the molars from meeting so they can't grind up their food, or sometimes they can pinch the inside of the cheek when they bite down. Once you get a mini just have someone in the barn to give you a quick look at what a horse looks like when they need to be floated, a file used on the wolf teeth. A picture is worth a thousand words, but seeing it in real life is priceless LOL.
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post #26 of 35 Old 08-21-2012, 10:56 PM
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The only thing about mini's is that you can't jump on one and ride it, unless you are under 5 depending on the size of the mini. If I didn't have free use of a harness and buggy, I would have gone for a riding horse. You can show one in hand, running along side while it does jump or such, but I think riding or carts are better. Just think on it though. I would definitely want a mini before nothing at all though for sure.
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post #27 of 35 Old 08-21-2012, 11:00 PM
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Im not bashing in any sort of way but I would like to hear as to why all the hoopla about mini horses? You can't ride them. They don't protect your house and they don't hunt mice! Hopefully im not sounding mean but I would like to know whats up with these little guys!
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post #28 of 35 Old 08-22-2012, 09:36 PM Thread Starter
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Im not bashing in any sort of way but I would like to hear as to why all the hoopla about mini horses? You can't ride them. They don't protect your house and they don't hunt mice! Hopefully im not sounding mean but I would like to know whats up with these little guys!

For me a miniature means I can finially get a horse lol. But with tthat miniature horse I want to take to hospitals, care homes, foster homes, and to visit people with disabilities. My parents have both worked with disabled peoples before I was even born. I personally am very nervous around people and going out in general but however I have noticed that when I have a horse the I get along with and we sort of understand each other I am able to go around without being nervous and talk to people. So in that way it will be my therapy.. Im not a good rider and I probably never will be because of my panic attacks and its very hard for me to relax.... I am also quite afraid of big horses even a tallish pony...I am hopeing that dealing with a miniature and then slowly working my way up to a normal sized horse will help me out. But I do want to do therapy with my miniature my heart cracks when I see an ill, elderly, kid, or disabled person meet a miniature the smiles, laughs, seeing the sparkle come back to there eyes makes me bawl. I want to make that happen in my area because we don't realy do that here in B.C (surrey for all you B.C ppl).. I know I probably sound like a naive 19 yr old that don't know crap all. But I know when I cry to something like that it means something.

Srry for the long post :{{{
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post #29 of 35 Old 08-22-2012, 09:44 PM
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Im not bashing in any sort of way but I would like to hear as to why all the hoopla about mini horses? You can't ride them. They don't protect your house and they don't hunt mice! Hopefully im not sounding mean but I would like to know whats up with these little guys!
Well they make wonderful companions, they can be used as Guides for the blind or other services
They are used for pulling a cart or sleigh

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post #30 of 35 Old 08-22-2012, 09:46 PM Thread Starter
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lol CW maybe I should train my mini to also be a seeing eye mini
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