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post #1 of 7 Old 08-26-2009, 09:30 PM Thread Starter
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I am trying to find the answer online, but can't find much specific. If one has board/plank and hot wire (horse/hot-cote wire) fencing for the perimeter of their property, what is the maximum height from ground to bottom run of fencing to contain a mini? It is obvious we are going to have to modify the existing fence if we do go ahead with a mini, but I need to know specifics as to what modifications to make on the wire/plank placement.
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post #2 of 7 Old 08-30-2009, 02:46 PM
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Dont go more then an inch or two as you want to keep predators out as much as you want to keep minis in :)
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well, mini's can't be taller than 34 inches or they will be classified as a Shetland. I have a shetlandx mini. he looks like a shetland but is exatcly 34 inches tall. I have barbed wire fencing, but the strands are probably 6 inches apart.
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I can't wait to see pics of your mini and of Aero meeting him/her ♥

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Originally Posted by ChevyPrincess View Post
well, mini's can't be taller than 34 inches or they will be classified as a Shetland. I have a shetlandx mini. he looks like a shetland but is exatcly 34 inches tall. I have barbed wire fencing, but the strands are probably 6 inches apart.
Incorrect. AMHA only registeres up to 34", but AMHR has a "B" division that goes up to 38". Anything taller that IS a mini (out of mini parents) is an oversized mini. Shetlands are a breed, must have shetland parents to be a shetland (although there ARE a lot out there who are registered BOTH shetland and miniature... any shetland who is small enough can be)
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oh ok they are sum cute minnies that yous have got!!!!
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post #7 of 7 Old 10-11-2009, 09:01 PM
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Our fence is a 3 rail wood fence, the boards are 8 feet. The first board is six inches off the ground, the second is 18" from the ground and the third is 30" from the ground (Making our fence a total of 36" tall as the boards are six inches wide) Around the top we put up one strand of hot wire to keep big horse noses from reaching in... I have minis from 30" to 38" tall and every one stays in safe & sound. It looks like this.....

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