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post #21 of 81 Old 01-10-2012, 09:30 PM
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My horse was in a herd with a Mini, who acted like the king of the bunch and they all got along great. He was even with a filly (6 months old) and she used to chase him around and loved playing with my guy.

It's very possible to keep them together. Just watch them, which I'm sure you'll do :)

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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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post #22 of 81 Old 01-10-2012, 09:33 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you Amber, I am not in the mood to explain to a stupid.

Also, thank you everyone else for your concerns, all have been considered.
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post #23 of 81 Old 01-10-2012, 09:35 PM
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Noooo! Take my shetland off my hands!!

But he is freakin cute! <3
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post #24 of 81 Old 01-11-2012, 09:23 AM
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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..
I understand she is gelding him but it didn't sound like she would be doing it immediatley or why would she mention the height difference.
Lots of people put a mare with a horse that doesn't act like he knows he has the equipment and then we get the threads," could my mare be pregnant".
Not sure why it is big deal that I pointed out that a mini can breed a 16H mare as I don't think most people would think it was possible.
Not sure why my posting my opinion is an issue for her and why she is getting huffy about it.
If you don't want people to post do not ask for advice on here.
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post #25 of 81 Old 01-11-2012, 09:39 AM
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IMO you're going about it the right way as far as introducing them before you ever make the commitment. I have seen many many horses be just fine with other smaller animals in the field with them, but I've also seen a few that aren't. My boy had to be removed from a pasture with pygmy goats because he would pick them up and throw them when they got in his way, but the other two horses with him seem to like the goats.
He is adorable btw!
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post #26 of 81 Old 01-11-2012, 09:47 AM
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Oh my goodness! How adorable!!! I have a shetland pony cross with an appaloosa
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post #27 of 81 Old 01-11-2012, 10:09 AM
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I think it is perfectly fine to put a mini with larger horses. Goats have been put with horses for a long time. It depends on the horse. Many breeding farms put several mares and foals out to pasture together. I see no different risk.
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post #28 of 81 Old 01-11-2012, 10:10 AM
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He is adorable! I think it's a great idea to introduce them before committing to buy him. Please post pictures of them together! :)
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post #29 of 81 Old 01-11-2012, 02:25 PM
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I understand she is gelding him but it didn't sound like she would be doing it immediatley or why would she mention the height difference.
Lots of people put a mare with a horse that doesn't act like he knows he has the equipment and then we get the threads," could my mare be pregnant".
Not sure why it is big deal that I pointed out that a mini can breed a 16H mare as I don't think most people would think it was possible.
Not sure why my posting my opinion is an issue for her and why she is getting huffy about it.
If you don't want people to post do not ask for advice on here.
Calling her stupid isn't giving her advice..I'm sure she meant that she's going to introduce them today and see how they do and she's not worried about him getting to her with her there watching them. Also I'm sure that she will geld him asap and before permanently turning him out with the mare.

There is a difference in giving advice and just saying someone is stupid. That makes no sense.
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post #30 of 81 Old 01-11-2012, 07:08 PM Thread Starter
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Well they seem to like each other :) he is sooooo little :) he makes the cutest little noise :)
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