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post #1 of 20 Old 01-04-2012, 12:04 PM Thread Starter
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Cool Minatures.... Are they grumpy?

Well I was walking in from the field with a friend after turning out the massive horse speedy. I tell her that we should really get some Shetlands! Some of the smaller disabled kids could ride on them (The stables I volenter at are RDA stables but able bodied people can ride there to) But my friend said they tend to be grumpy. I was very supprised and thought they were very nice. Sweet and kind but can look after them selves.
Are they mean? What is a smaller/minature horses temperment like?

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post #2 of 20 Old 01-04-2012, 12:08 PM
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Shetlands aren't miniature horses, they're ponies. Completely different.

Ponies are evil, especially Shetlands. That's why God made them cute, so we won't blast them to kingdom come when we see them.

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post #3 of 20 Old 01-04-2012, 12:18 PM
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hahah they have minds like the big horses :) they have good and bad days and are so **** cute :) hopefully you get one who doesn't have a napolean complex lol
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LOL not much chance in getting one though. Stables just want bigger horses and medium - small horses no shetlands or minis :(
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Ponies are evil, especially Shetlands. That's why God made them cute, so we won't blast them to kingdom come when we see them.
That!!!

I spent the Holidays horse-sitting for a friend. 4 ponies, 1 pony cross (half pony, half warmblood.... OMG, nothing like a 16.2hh EVIL pony!!) and 3 horses. Guess which ones caused all the problems?

The only good thing about a pony is that they're generally small enough to shove around. Thank God the pony X warmblood cross is of the not-so-smart variety, no fence, barn or stall could contain him if he was!
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post #6 of 20 Old 01-04-2012, 12:30 PM
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I know that Arabians are considered horses, but they're pony sized. I blame much of Casper's annoying traits on that fact!

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the reason many ponies are nasty is because they are not taught manners
By adults, and ponies tend to be stubborn
Mini are horses
And I love the Arab

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post #8 of 20 Old 01-04-2012, 12:55 PM
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the reason many ponies are nasty is because they are not taught manners
By adults, and ponies tend to be stubborn
Mini are horses
And I love the Arab
Spot on - too many times people forget that the pony/miniature horse is a HORSE -- the want to treat it like a dog or other cute little pet rather than the animal it is. In a lot of situations the animal is the last one to blame for their behavior and usually the first one to be punished for it.
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Ponies and miniatures are not the same thing, y'all. A well bred miniature should look like any other adult horse, just fun sized. Ponies have different characteristics.

Many ponies do have a 'tude, and it has nothing to do with how they're raised, handled, or trained. Shetlands tend to have that 'tude in spades, which is why I generally call them Sh*itlands.

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Ponies and miniatures are not the same thing, y'all. A well bred miniature should look like any other adult horse, just fun sized. Ponies have different characteristics.

Many ponies do have a 'tude, and it has nothing to do with how they're raised, handled, or trained. Shetlands tend to have that 'tude in spades, which is why I generally call them Sh*itlands.
I agree, many ponies have attitudes
You mean regular size horses not adult

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