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I can totally relate to the reluctance to drive you are feeling, MC! I bet Candace would be just fine to try; her personality will be the same. She might be a little herd bound now; it would be nice if someone could walk along leading another horse on your first outing. I would recommend the sulky instead of the EE. I feel much more secure in my sulky than in the cart. The only downside to it, is if you have bad knees, getting in and out in a hurry. It's also easier to ground drive if you get in a sticky spot.
Which one is Perry? You have a handsome herd!
My dil checked out the white mare and felt she was sound. I called the guy and his price was a little too high for me. She is not registered. The way he boasted about how much the person he bought her from paid for her, I figured she was registered. He thinks she is 5-6, but from his history of her I think she is closer to 10+. He had no record of the former owner; I could probably have contacted her through AMHA and found out more about her. I could probably work with AMHA and dna and maybe get her registered. There are too many unknowns to take a chance with the price. If I don't find anything at the sale tonight, I might call him next week and see if he is ready to come down. He said he had other people interested--well, so be it.
The mare Isa re bred to the same stud. A team of these would be a mini team of belguims for sure.
I would like to give a Very Big Thank You to Missouri Forget Me Not Horse Rescue! https://www.missouriforgetmenot.org/
Today they came and picked up 6 of my minis. Due to health and financial problems I have not been able to take care of my herd the way I should. I contacted this board for a rescue and was told about Missouri Forget Me Not Horse Rescue, Thank you Mona! I contacted them and they came today. I was so very worried about how we would be able to care for my minis, now I know they are in very good hands. God Bless the people who do rescue work.
They only had to leave 1 horse behind, my mini appy stallion. There was no way to put him on the trailer with the others safely. If anyone is interested lol.
I am keeping 1 gelding and 2 mares. I believe I will be able to take care of 3.
Thank you again everyone!
Eagle posted a topic in Miniature Horse Pregnancy, Foaling and Mare Stare Forum,I thought I would do a topic on dangerous things for the new mums.
Never leave a headcollar on a mare with a foal at foot. Stumbling little foals can get their little feet caught in the mares headcollar and it could be tragic. Cassie can tell you just how terrible it is.
ALWAYS remove headcollars after the birth.
Also please read what my friend Tami of Triple K just posted this morning on FB about her foal blanket:
Please horse lovers take a second to read this!!!! Last night we have a beautiful tiny perfect little filly born, she was born around midnight, at 5 am I received a phone call from my dear friend Judy from CA and Carol from FL, telling me to hurry and get to this little fillies stall, DO NOT USE ANY FOAL BLANKETS THAT ARE CLOSED IN FRONT, BE SURE THEY HAVE VELCRO , THIS LITTLE FILLY WAS BEING DRAGGED AROUND THE STALL BY HER DAM, THE MARE HAD GOTTEN HER LEG THRU THE NECK OPENING OF THE NEWBORN FILLY AND WAS DRAGGING THE BABY AROUND THE STALL, THE FILLY WAS LIMP WHEN i GOT TO HER, AND THE BLANKET WAS TWISTED SO TIGHT SHE WAS ALMOST BEING STRANGLED, WHEN i GOT THE MARES LEG OUT OF THE OPENING, THE FILLY WAS HARDLY ALIVE, THIS HAS TAUGHT ME TO be sure ALL YOUR FOAL BLANKETS HAVE VELCRO IN THE FRONT,the filly is doing fine, thanks
All foal pj's must have velcro at the front.
Thanks for taking the time to read. Safe foaling everyone.
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