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        01-10-2012, 09:27 PM
      #11
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    Originally Posted by FeatheredFeet    
    It is not suggested, to ever keep Minis, with large breed horses. Too many accidents can happen.

    Lizzie
    Then that would also apply to goats or sheep correct? It seems like they are generally considered ok to keep with horses so why are minis an exception?
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        01-10-2012, 09:31 PM
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    They can be, yes. But there is more risk to it, especially if you have playful horses. I'm not saying not to do it- we have mixed pastures of miniatures, shetlands, and full sized horses. However, we make sure to keep all geldings with geldings, mares with mares, and stallions alone.

    Its not so much the mare that you worry about as the little horse, because one kick that would bruise another horse her size can easily kill him. You just want to be very careful to watch for any disputes or injuries every day, and have a backup plan just incase.

    As for your mare being 16hh, I wouldn't be too sure about him not being able to breed her! We've had some VERY stubborn little ones who swear up and down that they are tall enough. Even had one little colt come around biting the mares knees until they would kneel down for him.
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        01-10-2012, 09:34 PM
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    I am not saying that it could not happen because of her height, but with her personality and his personality and background it leads me to believe I have nothing to really worry about, but like I said before I will be gelding him.
         
        01-10-2012, 09:50 PM
      #14
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    Originally Posted by PluckyPony    
    Although I know a few people who do run their big horses with their miniatures without a problem, I also know a couple who have had their companion mini severely injured/killed by their big horse. Keep in mind that a kick from an irritated, or even playful, big horse that connects to a mini's head usually doesn't have great results. I personally would not put big and little together. I'd constantly be worried.
    Agree with is and founder is a big issue if out on pasture. Most need a dry lot.
         
        01-10-2012, 09:52 PM
      #15
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    Originally Posted by sierrams1123    
    Yes he is still a stud, I would be gelding him.
    I am not very concerned seeing as my mare is 16 hands and he is a little bitty thing, he is also out with mares now and leaves them be.

    Yes Amber its Dodger :) I think I am going to look at him tomorrow afternoon, maybe do a trail visit with my mare and see how she responds to him.

    She is alone now so I am thinking she will be friendly enough, but I never know with her. She is not a fighter, if she dislikes another horse she will put her ears back and walk away, as long as they leave her alone she will leave them alone. I am confident all will go well but I will let you all know.


    Also, all the info I know on him is that he is 5 or 6 yrs old and that he has never been breed, he was shown at some mini shows and did very well. He is very level headed and very personable. DrumRunner and I worked with some horses a few years back that were owned by Dodgers owners and that is when I first meet him, he was very sweet then just smaller and younger. I have not interacted with him since then nor do I know what he looks like right now as far as weight and feet go, but if these pictures are as recent as I think they are then I do not feel I have anything to worry about there.
    A 16H mare will lay down so a mini can breed her.
         
        01-10-2012, 09:54 PM
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    Originally Posted by churumbeque    
    A 16H mare will lay down so a mini can breed her.

    NAW DUH!!! I AM NOT STUPID.


    I am logging off now....I am in an extra rare mood right now and I am kinda sick of reading comments from people that want to state the obvious.
         
        01-10-2012, 09:57 PM
      #17
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    Originally Posted by FeatheredFeet    
    It is not suggested, to ever keep Minis, with large breed horses. Too many accidents can happen.

    Lizzie
    hmm. My draft cross has been with minis for years. He LOVES them!

    THis little guy is cute-I am just surprised he is on grass......our founders just looking at it!
         
        01-10-2012, 10:12 PM
      #18
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    Originally Posted by sierrams1123    
    NAW DUH!!! I AM NOT STUPID.
    You might possible be as it didn't seem obvious to you as you implied he could not reach your 16h mare


    I am logging off now....I am in an extra rare mood right now and I am kinda sick of reading comments from people that want to state the obvious.
    Yes he is still a stud, I would be gelding him.
    I am not very concerned seeing as my mare is 16 hands and he is a little bitty thing, he is also out with mares now and leaves them be.
         
        01-10-2012, 10:20 PM
      #19
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    Originally Posted by churumbeque    
    Yes he is still a stud, I would be gelding him.
    I am not very concerned seeing as my mare is 16 hands and he is a little bitty thing, he is also out with mares now and leaves them be.

    I NEVER SAID JUST BECAUSE OF HIS HEIGHT AND HER HEIGHT MEANT NOTHING COULD HAPPEN. I meant, and stated clearly, that due to this I think I have nothing to worry about BECAUSE I AM GELDING HIM!!! Looks like your the stupid one. :)
         
        01-10-2012, 10:28 PM
      #20
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    Churumbeque, I'm not sure if you can read the part where she's already stated the she's going to geld him? If not let me say it again it...Read it slowly so you can understand.. She's going to geld him. There. I'm pretty sure that Sierra knows what she's doing and if she's made the decision to get the mini she'll be responsible for he and the mare...The mare won't be bred. End of story.

    I personally know Sierra, Dodger, and Dodger's current owners..I have for YEARS. Sierra is a responsible owner and I'm pretty sure she knows what she's doing. Her mare gets along with any other horse she's ever been with. Including all of my horses, she has never tried to hurt any smaller animals either. Her mare has been around smaller ponies at my house and our dogs running around in the pasture. She has a "whatever" attitude and will just walk away from a horse trying to play with her. Dodger has been turned out on grass pasture with no problems that I know of for years. He has also been out with a good sized herd of mares and geldings. None of the mares have ended up in foal and Dodger doesn't exactly act like a stud, he almost as the attitude of "doesn't know" what he is and that he still has all of his equipment.

    I see NO problem with going to get Dodger tomorrow and letting him meet Penney. Dodger lives less than a mile from Sierra and maybe two miles from me. We are good friends with his owner and both have worked with her and her horses before...I also know that if things don't work out with Dodger and Penney, that his owner would take him back.

    Sierra, if you need to you can borrow my trailer to go get him...Actually I'm not doing much tomorrow and I could go with ya! Just call or text me whenever..
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