12-06-2009, 06:28 PM
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First winter with our mini also. Christopher has a HUGE tail v-e-r-y thick and long, I trimmed the length slightly because everytime he walked out of the stall he dragged all the shavings with him.
Everyone is talking about hay for warmth. He lives in a 10X10 stall and I put 2 large bags of shaving in it, the only hay he gets is to eat. Should I have hay for him to sleep on? Isn't that messy and hard to clean when they poop and pee? Now I'm worried he'll not be warm enough. His fur is very thick. He's 25+ years so it's even thicker than ususal. Are they any different to keep than a horse?
I always worry about our older pony (not mini) because they don't have a barn just a stall each. I don't close the doors because they panic, they don't like to be closed in at all but winter can get pretty cold. I have a coat for the larger pony but not him, his coat is twice a thick though should he have one?