Hello I am seriously thinking of buying my first mini and I have been reading through this forum to learn more about them. The more I read the more confused I get. What should I look for when buying a mini? From what I have read they are supposed to look like small horses and not ponies but I have looked at many of the pictures in this forum and to me they almost all look like cute fat shetland ponies, what am I not seeing?? The other big question I have is can they live with full size horses?? I wanted to get a mini to keep my morgan company after his horse companion is sold but several posts I read on here said they wouldn't turn out a mini with a full size horse ........so how could a mini make a good companion for a horse if he couldn't live in the same paddock as the horse?