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Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: South East Texas
Miniature horses can absolutely be driven. I drove my mini multiple times a week and she had absolutely no trouble pulling me and an aluminum easy entry cart...and she loved it!
I'm not sure where the 'starving the show horses' comes from though. I kept my mare lean and fit even though she was not show quality or ever shown past local fun shows. I assure you she was not starved, she was very healthy. She is the chestnut miniature horse that I posted in my original post. Far from starving. It was when she was slightly fat and allowed to eat pasture grass that she foundered!
Tombo8- The first mini you posted is in perfect flesh- not too thin and not too thick. The second is a bit pudgy as you said. It IS harder to get weight off of minis than big horses since they can't be ridden, but ground driving, in-hand walking (obstacles, trails, etc), lunging, etc can all be used along with tailoring their diet to slim them down.
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