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post #21 of 44 Old 09-17-2013, 01:49 AM
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How about Dynamo? Because he's rambunctious and is an escape artist like the UK magician Dynamo.
Cutie isnt he?
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post #22 of 44 Old 09-17-2013, 01:56 AM
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houdini ;) what a cute lil guy !
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post #23 of 44 Old 09-17-2013, 03:33 PM
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He's gorgeous! Definitely heavier boned than your typical mini, but that happens sometimes so I wouldn't rule out that he's just a sturdy mini. Height isn't a very good indicator if whether on not they're mixed though since there are so many grades out there. We have a full blooded mini gelding (not registered because of his height) who is just a hair under 38" tall for whatever reason, and a mini x Shetland who is only 33" tall. Most Shetland crosses are bigger than your average mini, but if you have a tiny mini crossed with a smaller Shetland, guess what you're going to get? ;)
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post #24 of 44 Old 09-17-2013, 04:10 PM
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Wow, congrats! He is just so darling! How lucky!
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post #25 of 44 Old 09-17-2013, 04:28 PM
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My guess on color is silver dapple tobiano.

I don't think he could get any cuter......what an adorable little guy and what a beautiful color too!
My thoughts as well. There's a little pinto colouration in there with the high socks and the patch on his rump. Sweet looking pony. He'll show you where all the escape routes in your fences are.
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post #26 of 44 Old 09-17-2013, 04:31 PM
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Aww he's so stinking cute. Congrats :)
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post #27 of 44 Old 09-17-2013, 05:16 PM Thread Starter
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Aw thanks all! I am very excited to go play with him as soon as I get off work. Wasn't really expecting to get a third one, let alone a mini/pony but I have the finances so figure I will give it a shot!

I get off work at 430 and am picking up Whiskey from the vet and then ill be at the barn taking care of everyone. I will try to snap a few pics. I'm gonna try to let him get to know my BO's bay mini mare who is about his siZe as well. She is half shetland I know.

So all of you guys that own minis- what can you do besides pulling a cart and having small children ride them? I came across some things like agility and jump courses while researching last night. I'm very excited! Whole new ball game with this guy
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post #28 of 44 Old 09-17-2013, 05:53 PM
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I'm in the 'don't ride minis' bandwagon, so that one is off of my list personally, but yes you can drive them and there are plenty of things like in-hand trail, in-hand hunter, etc., that you can do with them. After a certain level you can only compete with a mini if it is registered, but some times local farms will hold little classes that don't require registration. You can always just set up your own 'for fun' courses too.

My mini mare jumps like a one legged hippo, so I quickly decided that in-hand jumping was NOT for us (shame, since that's originally what I really wanted to do with him), but I do all kinds of other courses with her over bridges, under tarps, in and out of poles, etc...and she's trained to drive as well so sometimes I'll ground drive her over the obstacles that I make. You can also take them on trail walks if you want your own cardio exercise ;) my little gal loves trail walks.
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Thanks for the awesome ideas endiku! I had always heard you weren't supposed to ride minis as well and honestly I don't have any small children around so that's out of the cards for him.
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post #30 of 44 Old 09-17-2013, 06:50 PM
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*Her. Not him, sorry xD typing too fast again!

Enjoy your little guy! I think minis are a ton of fun. People forget how much fun horses can be even if you can't ride them, but they really are great 'little' animals as long as you train them correctly.

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