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        02-15-2011, 08:25 AM
      #21
    Foal
    Thank you a ton!

    We went to go see my dad's friend who has miniature horses. She has 16!!! Then 2 ponies and a normal sized foal. I forgot the breed as I wasn't really paying attention to her in particular but the owner said she should grow to about 13 hands.

    Anyway, it was GREAT to see and hear about them! There were things I never knew about them, like how little grain they actually need, and that they can lock themselves inside if they scratch their butt on the door and close it.

    They told me to feed more hay in the winter though, which I think makes sense. We live in Maine so it gets pretty cold, and she said to feed a flake of hay each to keep them chewing and warm. She also said NOT to heat the barn so that they grow their winter coat.

    I forgot to ask her- is it okay if I cut their mane though in the winter? Just in front of their eyes. Hers were SO fuzzy I don't know how they were able to see!
         
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        02-18-2011, 08:48 PM
      #22
    Foal
    Please go online and read the LATEST advice for deworming. They are no longer recommending rotation as has been done heretofore, and the latest research suggests that we have been over-deworming, building up resistance to the dewormers now on the market (with no new ones on the horizon). Merial has a lot of good information...sorry for not having a link.
         
        02-20-2011, 12:01 PM
      #23
    Foal
    I'm glad you told me before I bought a whole bunch of wormers!

    Do you know what I could search or any information as to what the new research shows? I'm not sure what to search!
         
        02-20-2011, 03:00 PM
      #24
    Foal
    Here's an article that includes info from Merial:
    Equine Chronicle Merial Urges Horse Industry to Rethink Traditional Daily Deworming Practices

    In short, they recommend more frequent fecal counts and deworming according to those counts rather than by the calendar.
         
        02-21-2011, 09:34 PM
      #25
    Banned
    I use horse.com we have a small mini and we use a saddle from their. Also worming products I forget what we use I don't buy that stuff. Miniature horses are generally very hardy and generally don't need much land but if you have 80 acres the bigger the better. Getting young is great if you have experience I think you should get a experienced horse owner and have them help. Of course it takes simple halter work and training but you need to know stuff about horses. Congrats I love minis. If you have any more questions please let me know.
         

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