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Is it possible to put a mini horse with sheep? Any answers will be great
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That is totally dependent on the two animals you want to put together.

I'd be very selective about the sheep (I'm assuming an ewe or a wether?) I'd not put a ewe with lambs or a ram in with the mini as they can be aggressive, but ewes without lambs and wethers should be fine provided they have been exposed to horses before. The same applies to the mini as far as temperament and if it won't bully the sheep.

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Yes. Many pastures have mixed types of animals in them.
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The only thing you need to be aware of is that horses need some copper in their diet and it's toxic to sheep and goats. So make sure if you're feeding the mini any type of feed or ration balancer that the sheep can't get to it. You have to also be careful of what type of mineral block you set out because they can contain copper.
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