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post #1 of 13 Old 05-08-2011, 04:49 PM Thread Starter
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Smile I need Uses for Minis

Ok, I know you can't ride them, but you can do other stuff, like hand jump, light carting, et cetera. I'm trying to convince my parents to let me get one, and I am also experienced with feeding, mucking,brushing, and all that stuff. I currently lease a horse, Buddy, but that's not the same! My parents just say, " What do you do with a miniature horse?
Any and all help with uses for them is a big help!

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post #2 of 13 Old 05-08-2011, 05:02 PM
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Sounds like you've already got the basic idea of what miniatures can do. in-hand jumping, driving, trick training, lunging...you can do all of that with a mini. They're also great to just go for walks with on the trails (thats what Sour and I spend most of our time doing!) teaching them to do obstacle courses (pretty much like dog agility) is fun too, if you can afford the equipment. If you choose a nice mini with show potential, you can also do all kinds of shows from cart trail, inhand trail classes, jumping, halter, showmanship, etc with them. Pretty nifty little guys for their size, if you ask me! ^^

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Maybe like buy a mini colt or filly, build up the training, and teach them to do like jumping and obstacles courses and halter! So fun, you don't have to buy like saddles and all that stuff. You get more money to buy jumps and obstacle courses!
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Maybe like buy a mini colt or filly, build up the training, and teach them to do like jumping and obstacles courses and halter! So fun, you don't have to buy like saddles and all that stuff. You get more money to buy jumps and obstacle courses
why a colt or filly? minis are wonderful little things! they have the funniest personalitys! a gelding or mare with be just fine :)

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post #5 of 13 Old 05-11-2011, 10:21 PM
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Tell you parents they'll save on gas because the mini will pull your cart to nearby places.

Explain to them that you maybe can't ride one but it's like a big, funner version of a dog. As everybody said you can train them to jump and show them in many things.

I really want one but I still haven't found a way to hide one in my city backyard. I thought maybe I could call it my mutant dog but I don't know how many people would believe me...
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Whatever you want I suppose. I take mine out on trails for exercise, and I plan on doing CDEs with her, which is similar to 3 day eventing in a cart (not the same, I know, but similar and you must admit it)
If they are registered you can take them to breed shows etc and have a great bit of fun.
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post #7 of 13 Old 05-11-2011, 10:34 PM
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My mother wants a mini too, and I keep telling her exactly what your parents are telling you. What pray tell does she think she's going to do with it? Then again, my mother also wants a donkey, a pigmy goat, an alpaca, and a teddy bear Pomeranian. The list goes on. And I keep telling her no.

I suppose you could claim to have epilepsy and say that the mini detects seizures. That way, you could take him everywhere. There are dogs who do that, you know. Why not a horse? Or, you could tell your folks that minis are much cheaper than normal horses, and you would be just as happy with a mini, so... yeah.

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post #8 of 13 Old 05-20-2011, 12:44 AM
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we don't acctually do anything with our mini, she keeps he grass down :)

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I haven't really started training my colt. He is only 11 months old and has a very short attention span so I am going to wait a few more months. I am planning on hand jumping him and getting the lunging down.

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post #10 of 13 Old 05-20-2011, 12:52 AM
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most minis are very smart and tricks can be taught easily to them... thats an idea?

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