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post #1 of 44 Old 09-16-2013, 04:22 PM Thread Starter
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Got an unexpected addition today.

He is an 11 year old (approximate guess by my vet) miniature gelding. He is a gray with 4 white stockings and a white mane and tail. Possibly app? I don't know. Will post pictures when I get home for all the color gurus! I am sure his pattern has a name- I just don't know it!

Very sweet little guy. He wandered onto the farm today (fourth time it has happened) and when I walked up to the owners place to return him they said they were tired of him getting out. Wrote up a sell paper and they signed it. Guess he is officially mine. Will have more details when I am at a computer and off my phone
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post #2 of 44 Old 09-16-2013, 04:28 PM
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LOL, congrats on the new horse! Do you know anything about his training? Is he broke?
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He is broke! His old owners used him for their grand kids and said they are now too big for him. But you're not really suppose to ride minis are you? His name is Ed. Not sure if I am going to change it or not as of right now haha
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Congrats! PICTURES?! :)
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Finally at home!

The older couple he belongs to said he knows how to pull a cart though he hasnt done it in at least 3 years and that their grandchildren grew up riding him.

I dont know much about driving carts, and I thought I had heard you werent supposed to ride minis so I doubt I will be putting anyone on him. I might learn about driving and maybe start him on agility or something. He is a cute little thing! And sweet as can be. My vet came by this afternoon to speak with me about Whiskey and his sleep issues, and gave him the once over while he was there. Estimated him at around 11 (which is what the owners told me) and said he was in decent shape. Needs a little work muscle wise, but over all not too chubby. He is very cute!

Not a fan of the name Ed because it just doesnt suit him. Thinking about calling him Firecracker because he is sort of cheeky and rambunctious. But yay for surprise additions!

Without further ado, here are pics! Would love someone to tell me what color he appears. I have no clue!

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What a cutie!! He surely deserves a better name then Ed (no offense to any Eds out there)!

He looks like a Sailor to me!
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ok, I'm sure I'm going to get this wrong, but he looks silver dapple to me. HE"S FLIPPING CUTE!!!!!! If he goes missing, I have no idea where he went! hehehe

Cowgirl up!
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Now why is it that you get a visiting kid broke gorgeous pony and all I've ever got were 2 year old untouched studs?? NOT FAIR!

He's a doll! I adore him!
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Now why is it that you get a visiting kid broke gorgeous pony and all I've ever got were 2 year old untouched studs?? NOT FAIR!

He's a doll! I adore him!
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Haha dont get jealous yet!! He is apparently an escape artist and they live closer to the road, so the couple was afraid he would get out one night and wind up in the road. They had a wire fence that I believe allowed him to slip through the wires.

Different fencing at the barn I keep mine at so we will see if he stays! Hopefully hes not too much of a jumper ha ha. That would be my luck. I get the wonder jumping pony for free but never get to train him because hes constantly escaping. Hes in a private area tonight but he will eventually go out with my BO's two bay minis.

Love the suggestion Sailor SlideStop! Will keep it (and any other name suggestions) in mind! But Ed has got to go. He is just not an Ed.
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Yep, I believe he's a silver dapple...and a gorgeous one at that. Are you sure he's full mini? I only ask because he appears to have some pretty massive legs and feet compared to most minis I've seen in pictures. I wonder if he maybe has a touch of Shetland in there....

You'll have to let us know how tall he is . Either way, with the way he's built, so long as the child was light, I probably wouldn't see a problem with him being ridden because he's definitely not a dainty little guy.

And we need more pictures!
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