We are considering possibly adopting a mini for a few reasons. The first being that we have one horse (Zonie) that is severely buddy-sour, and it would be nice for him to not feel "left behind" when we take Dixie on rides. The second reason is that we have an infant now, and we are wondering what you all think of the idea of having her (when she's old enough obvsl) learning to care for and ride on a mini until she's old/big enough for a full sized horse? That may be the stupidest idea ever and if so, let me know!
I think that once baby is older, the mini we adopt will be ready to be a companion-non-rideable and will then be a buddy horse/cuddle monkey