My question is pretty straight forward - I have one mini mare and a gelding and I had decided to sell my mini over summer and get a second horse so that my gelding can have a constant paddock companion and I could find a home with other minis for my mare. She is kept in a dry lot during the day with evening grazing with a grazing muzzle on so she could spend some time with my gelding. However we have had a really mild winter and I have struggled to keep the dry lot completely grass-less and now my mini has laminitis
After initially being lame on one hind leg she is now sound and I have almost gotten all of the white line disease under control. I am also much stricter on her diet with no grazing at all, hay only and daily gentle exercise to try and get her weight down.
She is having x-rays done next week to determine whether there has been any rotation within her feet and I am praying that it didnt get that far. Depending on the results I would still like to look at re-homing her to somewhere with other minis, ideally that live on a track system with no grass. But I have no idea whether anyone would be interested in her, she would make a lovely show pony or brood mare, has anyone else in the mini world purchased one with a history of laminitis? I have owned her for 3 years and she has been fine up till now. I would not want any money for her provided her new home was perfect (which I would visit first to make sure).
If there was no interest in her then I would of course keep her here and manage the situation myself but I would love for her to have a mini buddy and don't have the space or time for 4 horses.
Many thanks for any thoughts on this.