I can just see that little 26" tall, 200lb mini deciding to go on a bucking and jumping spree through the living room! A broken lamp, dog hiding in the bathroom trembling in fear, couch cushions all over and stuffing ripped out, tiny hoof shaped holes in the TV...LMAO!
I think your family would put you in the dog house permanently and stick the mini in there with you!
I want a mini, but I am not sure how my mare would treat it..she is not always kind to our dog, whereas my gelding and he are good buddies.
It is a good thing your family was understanding and took your little guy in for "hospice care"....it is kinda convenient to be able to put them in some part of the house!
I never thought much about minis until one day I was surfing the net and saw what I believed to be a horse that had markings very similar to my mare's. It was so well proportioned in the photo that until I opened it up and read the text, I didn't realize it was a mini! So, I fantasized with the "on the couch" eating bon-bons together, thing.