I do believe this is the best picture I have ever seen!!! I quite literally laughed out loud.
OP... this could get long! Be careful what you ask for. And btw I LOVE the pinto patterns of your minis!
Here's my Miss May, age 4 now.
I bought my first mini last summer and it has been an awesome decision! I bought her after I moved my QH closer to me and I decided he needed a companion, but I have no room for another full sizer. I picked her up from a gal over the mountain from me for fairly cheap, she's not registered or anything. When I brought her home my Gelding wanted nothing to do with her, I feel I've posted this before somewhere, but I'll re-tell here. He stood at his fence and trembled and snorted at her while I walked her to the barn, the closer she got, the farther he backed away. She stood in her stall, waiting for him to come say "Hi".
Then after about a half hour he decided it was ok to come see what was in the barn, but this is as close as he would get for 10 more minutes, and every time she moved, he spooked.
He finally decided she was ok and now they are inseparable.
She's also been very good for my husband. Being a Non-horsey person, he is much more comfortable around her than my big guy, and he is learning a lot about horses and wants more.
I will post more later if that's ok