I've been considering getting a mini and have one that I'm really leaning toward, but I've got a pair of coyotes that live in the area and they've come fairly close to my house. My dog (mastiff) chases them off and I actually haven't heard them in about a week so maybe they've moved on.
I don't have any small animals outside that would attract them so I don't know why they were hanging around. I live on acreage, but I'm in town. However south of me is all farmland with several farmers that have cattle, but diagonally across the street is a housing division, I have a street with a row of houses to my north abutting my property, and 2 blocks further to the north is a major grocery store and gas station, with a WalMart maybe 1/2 a mile away.
They obviously don't give my full size horses any issues.
I do have a stall that I can keep her in at night....but I was just curious if anyone has had any issues like this??