I'm new here and one of the 1st threads I have read here was this one.
The dwarf posted in first post belongs to my good friend. I have had a big part in her care and wellbeing.
Her name is Midgee Petite and she is 1 year old.
Midgee does NOT suffer with some of the health issues that other dwarfs suffer from so please do not put them all in the same basket. My friend bought a mare in foal and when Midgee was born, the decision was made that if she ever began to suffer, she would be PTS.
Midgee has straight legs, a good bite and has regular health checks. So far, she is a healthy and happy little horse. Funny looking, yes. Unhealthy and suffering, certainly not!
She plays hard, keeping up with all of the other mini horses. She is adored by so many people and has quite the fan base.
I agree that there are other minis out there who have had to have extensive surgery and live a life in pain and missery. That upsets me and Midgee's owners.
We love this little girl and she deserves the same 'respect' that any other horse has.
Here are some recent photos of her.
She visited the elderly in the nursing home. She loved all of the attention.
And here is a link to a youtube video of her playing. Don't tell me that because she is a dwarf she suffers. Judge for yourself.