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Could this mini be a dwarf?

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        10-11-2010, 09:49 AM
      #11
    Yearling
    Does this affect their brain any? Or just physical appearence?
         
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        10-11-2010, 10:40 AM
      #12
    Started
    I would say yes.
         
        10-11-2010, 12:45 PM
      #13
    Green Broke
    I'm with the others, looks like a dwarf to me.
         
        10-11-2010, 02:21 PM
      #14
    Yearling
    Yes, he does look like he has some characteristics of dwarfism.

    The best idea would be to have your Veterinarian give him a wellness physical.
    That way if he has any health issues that may develop down the line, you will be prepared.

    Your knowledge of his situation will help him live a happier, healthier life.

         
        10-17-2010, 02:22 AM
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    Started
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    Originally Posted by ChevyPrincess    
    Does this affect their brain any? Or just physical appearence?
    Not their brain, but can affect their organs.
         
        10-23-2010, 05:29 PM
      #16
    Banned
    These are adorable photos
         
        11-04-2010, 03:26 PM
      #17
    Foal
    Smile

    I have minis and he lookes like a dwraf to me, but all the cuter
         
        11-04-2010, 03:38 PM
      #18
    Super Moderator
    I think he is a dwarf, but isn't he darling?
         
        11-04-2010, 07:53 PM
      #19
    Started
    He does look like a dwarf to me. Several things to remember here. Both his sire and dam should and must be, kept out of the breeding pool FOR EVER.

    Dwarf Minis can become incredibly expensive to keep, due to their many ongoing problems and vet care. Different types of dwarf Minis, require different care.

    Here is a site you should see and read thoroughly.

    Dwarf Horses

    And another which will break your heart.

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    Dwarf minis are cute but cute is not enough. Many are sold to unsuspecting buyers for large sums. Many end up in rescues. Others live a horrific life, due to their problems. Most owners cannot successfully keep them alive and comfortable for long.

    If you breed and produce a mini, it is up to the breeder, to do the right thing by the dwarf he/she has produced. Many Mini Horse lines have dwarfism in them. It is no disgrace for one's stock to have produced one. The disgrace is only if the breeder is not willing to keep and take care of that horse for its lifetime and not selling it on to an unsuspecting purchaser. And of course, not breeding again, the sire and/or dam who has produced swarfs in the past.

    Lizzie
         

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