Share your minis and their stories! (Pics are a must here!) Heres mine.....
I got Cargo in May of 2012. I was browsing Craigslist and saw an ad for a "Red Mini Colt". There wasn't much to the ad and the pic was of a black pony with a red rump in the far background. For some reason I just had to have him. So I emailed the owner and set up a time to get him, yes completely site unseen, but they told me he was healthy =/. Anyway we take our mini van and go pick him up. Lady says they found him in a ditch as a yearling a year ago.(My guess is someone threw him out cause he wasn't a spotted appy) When we get there they bring out this scraggly little thing named "Ratsy" that tries to bite everything. We load him up and take him home. It's dark when we get home so I throw him in the pasture and head to bed. Didn't get a good look at him till morning. He was covered in flakey yellow fungus and he was about 50-75lbs underweight and had a super distended, wormy belly. He bit anything that moved, barely led, wouldn't pick up his feet, and really didn't know anything. Over the next few weeks he gets wormed, a nice body clip, a few baths, some nice hay, and some major manner lessons.
Now 15 months later, He's gelded, He drives, doesn't bite,kick or buck, jumps amazingly, is amazing with his feet, you can hang on him and do pretty much anything, he doesn't spook at much, he will go through,over,around anything you tell him too, and just an amazing little horse. Oh and he hasn't needed any major vet bills yet lol *knock on wood*
And here are pics(from then to now)