04-24-2013, 09:39 AM
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I have two miniature horse, a mare and a gelding. They are bigger than most minis, but still minis. I knew them for a long time before I got them. When they were at the campground, right before they were sold (Not to me.), the girl put a full sized horse in with them. Butter was so jealous of them, I could hardly have a moment with them outside the fence and she'd come rambling over and herd them away from the fence, even if I wasn't feeding them something. She was a sweet mare, but when it came to other horses? She was a loner, she didn't want them around. So that situation didn't work out so great. However, when I bought those two minis later on down the road, they had to stay at my Grandpa's house for a while, with his 15.3 Quarter Horse gelding. Major was a very good horse, about in the middle of a pecking order (when he was boarded). When we first put them in together he herded Goldie and her colt, Peanut away from the mini gelding, Spirit. He would herd them around, always wanting them close to him, as if he were a stallion or something and make Spirit stay back. He never hurt any of them, never kicked at them or anything that I know of. As time went on, he stopped keeping them so close and let Spirit be around them and they all got along great together. It can definitely be done. I am about to introduce a pony to my minis and I expect all to go well. The owner said I will probably have to seperate them at feeding time, though.