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post #11 of 19 Old 02-15-2012, 12:05 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks : ) Her name is sugar which I dont really like but I decided not to change it. Her full name is Tiny Tots Candy Cane which is even worse! I told her that the first time she munched on one of my plants would be her last time in the garden but she's been really good and I like having her around the house. I'm too soft though, she could probably pull all my plants out and I would still let her in. She waits at the gate to get let in, in the afternoons I put her in the driveway so she can hang with her boyfriend next door but after awhile she gets bored and waits to come in. Next step is building her a little shelter for her paddock, her old owner says she wont wear covers and rips them off but I dont care - I'm still going to buy one, the little mini covers are too cute!
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post #12 of 19 Old 02-15-2012, 12:16 AM
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Hmmm, does she seem to know her name?
If you really hate it, and some thing else really seems to suit her better as you get to know her...
They are smart animals, and can quickly learn to respond to a new name.

That's funny about the horse blankets. Even though our minis hair up like little wooly mammoths during winter, and have a wonderful, insulated barn, I still bought them all blankets!
My hubby thinks it's silly, especially since we have never had reason to use them once, but I'd rather have them and not need them then the other way around!


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Cute pony, like a large dog!



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post #14 of 19 Old 02-15-2012, 04:18 AM Thread Starter
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To be honest I call her lots of different names - sugar booger (or just booger), pony, fattie, sug... the list goes on! I will probably just leave it as it is. I quite liked Lulu but my friend Lucy said no way. Heh.
I was thinking I might just get her a rain sheet that will keep her dry during winter but has no padding. It doesnt really get cold enough here anyway in winter time. Will help keep her clean, I can imagine she will be a dirty mess once it gets muddy and she gets black marks on her from our wire fences which I find quite hard to get off.
She had a mini tantrum today when I was leading her back to her paddock because she knew I had an apple - first time I've seen her rear which made me laugh even though I told her off straight away. I've heard a few people say that their minis get cranky when treats come out. Definitely need to work on her lead work, she either trys to run in front of me or cuts me off and leans on me. I find it quite hard because I have to bend down to control her head. So much to learn!

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I'm not sure you can really tell from that photo her condition, I would need to see the shape of her bottom from behind (is it appley) and her neck, can you feel her ribs? If you can't then yes she is too fat. Is her neck cresty or rigid to the touch? Photos can be deceptive.
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From what I see from the picture....no, she looks fine to me.
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I'm not sure you can really tell from that photo her condition, I would need to see the shape of her bottom from behind (is it appley) and her neck, can you feel her ribs? If you can't then yes she is too fat. Is her neck cresty or rigid to the touch? Photos can be deceptive.

Yes, my mini mare in the photo is pregnant, and you would never know it, but you can feel her ribs on both sides. She isn't underweight, her butt is just sinking in, because she is due soon. She is 304 days in foal in this picture. She is 306 days in foal today!
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Her belly looks more like your pregnant mare now, I think she has put on more weight And no, I cant feel her ribs so I guess I need to work on it. She is on the shortest of grass too so looks like some lunging is needed. Very cute mare by the way, make sure you post of pics of bubba!
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Her belly looks more like your pregnant mare now, I think she has put on more weight And no, I cant feel her ribs so I guess I need to work on it. She is on the shortest of grass too so looks like some lunging is needed. Very cute mare by the way, make sure you post of pics of bubba!

Yeah lunging will DEFINETLY help! I will for sure post pics of her baby when it arrives! They will either be posted in my album or on her thread called mini mare close to foaling
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