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  2. threeten

    Nugget

  3. Marsha Cassada

    Driving Hours 2018

    It's awfully good of you to keep track when you are not getting to drive yourself. Thank you.
  4. Marsha Cassada

    Nugget

    I did not know there were so many shades of buckskin. Thanks! Would silver account for his blaze and pink nose?
  5. Reignmaker Miniatures

    Nugget

    Congratulations! He is very pretty. For what its worth I agree with Mona on his colour. I hope he turns into a driving horse extrordinaire.
  6. Yesterday
  7. Mona

    Nugget

    He looks silver buckskin. Or brown buckskin.
  8. jeanniecogan

    Nugget

    he is a really nice looking guy. i like his eyes' good sign.
  9. Marsha Cassada

    Nugget

    He is the same size as DD, about 32-33". He needs some tlc, but overall is in good condition.
  10. Cayuse

    Nugget

    Congratulations! He is lovely! Looks like he has some dapples there? How big is he, will your gear fit him, do you think? Looking forward to hearing more about him!
  11. Marsha Cassada

    Nugget

    I got a new horse last night at the sale. Miniatures are bringing almost as much, and sometimes more, than big horses. His coggins says bucksin, but I'm thinking he is silver dapple, because of the mane/tail color and some masking on his face. A little boy was riding him with a saddle. The owner sold him because the boy needs a bigger horse. He said he was sure he would pull for me. I've brushed him good and washed his tail with Selsun Blue, cleaned his feet, and clipped his bridle path. Spritzed with fly spray, and washed his face. So far no kicking, nipping, or anything crazy. Not even any squealing between he and DD between the fence. Needs his feet done badly and I'm sure he needs deworming. But he is a good weight and seems like a good boy. I'm going to contact AMHA tomorrow and find out if it might be possible to track down his relatives with dna. Time will tell if I spent my money well.
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  13. MajorClementine

    Your Drive Day

    @Marsha Cassada I'm with you. I am willing to pay what a horse is worth but sometimes what the owners 'think' they are worth is different than their actual worth. Especially where he doesn't know an age for sure and has no papers to prove an age. I find that unregistered horses are always a few inches shorter (in the big horse world) and a few years older than the seller says they are 😉 Perry is in the far left of the photo. He's above the bay mare. His momma is in the far right of the photo. We separated them last night to wean him and he nor his momma hollered or cared. Perry and Pistol are pasture mates now and 10 minutes into the move they were standing butt to head scratching each others backs. @jeanniecogan There are 6 minis and then you can see my neighbors big horse back behind the kennel. That's Pistol back behind the raspberry bushes. No matter what he was always hiding so I snapped this pic anyway.
  14. Thank you so much! I've been so patiently trying to feel movement, but I can't say for sure I have. I think I've seen it? Then I feel my eyes play tricks on me! I have tons of pictures, and every time I try to upload them I get an error, so I will try again here and hope it works!!! She has ZERO milkbag!
  15. minister man

    Fore cart

    I was looking through a catalogue and found this. I was thinking that I could take the handle off it, and build a set of shaves so that I can put my mini on the front, and a dump traler on the ball. what do you think? https://www.princessauto.com/en/detail/600-lb-adjustable-trailer-dolly/A-p8656878e
  16. jeanniecogan

    Your Drive Day

    well, i think i count 7. what a lawn mower. pretty scene.
  17. Magic Marker Miniatures

    Surprisingly Mocha!

    If you can take a picture from directly behind at her level; also a picture of her milk bar. If she is atleast five months along you may be able to feel the baby move. If she will let you lean over and run your arms around both sides of her belly, having your fingers touch in front of her milk bar. Works best if she is eating and has had time to eat for about fifteen minutes. Usually can feel the baby bump or roll against your arms or hands. By the time the mare is around seven, eight months along you should be able to see baby moving. You have to be patient, as well as have a patient mare that doesn't care you are hugging her belly. Thank you for saving her and her precious little surprise.
  18. Marsha Cassada

    Newbie to the forum.

    I have fed boss to my 22 year old gelding for many years. He gets 1/4 cup a day. People comment on his nice coat. I have never used flax, so don't know about it.
  19. Marsha Cassada

    Your Drive Day

    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.
  20. minister man

    colt nutrition

    The mare Isa re bred to the same stud. A team of these would be a mini team of belguims for sure.
  21. minister man

    colt nutrition

  22. minister man

    colt nutrition

  23. Good morning everyone!! We recently acquired this little girl at an auction back on Saturday, August 11th. She is going to be a therapy mini for our local hospital at which I already volunteer with 2 therapy dogs, Piper and Molly - both Vizslas that are very well trained and loved throughout our entire community as they participate in a LOT of functions.... We named this girl Mocha! Her chocolate coat was perfect for us - and she has the SWEETEST disposition. Perfect for therapy work. On that Monday, August 13th, our vet was out to do a full workup. He guessed her at a young 4 year old or late 3 year old...I had her vaccinated since we didn't know her history, de-wormed and had fecal done (class 2 at that time), full blood panel to check for any abnormalities and infections (came back as a tad anemic with a low red blood cell count, which was designated to poor diet by my vet and we will recheck, but all else perfect), eyes checked due to drainage (green boogies constantly, got triple antibiotic for 3-5 day treatment) and I asked why anyone would drop off this sweet girl! Is she pregnant, I asked? He said she could be, I thought she looked "swollen" when buying her, but he said to be fair, let's wait until 1 month when I come back to do her boosters on the vaccines and we'll pull blood for a progesterone test to ensure that if she conceived as late as at auction, we'll have final results and full health on this girl. Ok! Thursday, September 13th - follow up visit, eyes are still boogie on a daily basis, antibiotic did nothing - she is now on zyrtec daily for what is probably allergies. Fecal tested again to see if she needs further action in that department. Boosters for vaccines given and blood pulled for progesterone test! Now we wait, up to a week for the results... Friday, September 14th - drum roll please - the vet calls and said the fecal is in and she's now a class 1! Yay!! Hold off on any further de-wormer until after 1st frost OR until shes foals.... AND she's very pregnant!?!?!? Those were his words. Since then, I've been reading, searching, watching videos and trying to simply understand this all! I have two horses, both geldings, and this is why we have boys, says the sweetest husband in the world who is tolerating yet another "issue" in the household caused by his ever-loving animal wife! We have NO clue how far along she is! Her progesterone level was a 47, for whatever that means. Here are pictures of her from today - we don't know if she's a maiden mare or if she's foaled before....we love her, that I do know, and she is in the best spot possible for love and care. We've already spent over $1,000 just to make sure she's healthy and that will change again on October 1st when we have an appointment scheduled for palpation (if possible due to her small size) and if not, a transabdominal ultrasound to try and give a better estimate of due date.... I am trying to upload more pictures, but it won't let me do more than one?!? And they are under 1mb each, so I'll keep working on that....
  24. Reignmaker Miniatures

    Newbie to the forum.

    Welcome to the forums Pony Mom. I have fed both flax and BOSS and I have fed them at the same time. My experience is that you will want to watch the weight of your mares and adjust the amount of these hi fat seeds based on whether they start to put on too much weight. I believe Magic Marker was asking, are you feeding a senior feed aka a grain(pelleted feed) that is specifically formulated for senior horses.
  25. Pony.Mom

    Newbie to the forum.

    They are 17yrs old.
  26. MajorClementine

    Your Drive Day

    Sorry for the double post.... It was my turn to mow the lawn today. How many minis can you spot??
  27. MajorClementine

    Your Drive Day

    Wow you guys have been having fun. Thanks to Northwolf for all the fun pictures! Love the hitch with different size horses. I need to get Clem and Candace hitched together since that's why I got Candace in the first place. It's time to wean my little Perry so maybe it would be a good time to put those two mares in together to learn to play nice. Or maybe they'll just both end up with battle damage.... Marsha I'll be waiting to hear what your DIL thinks of the little mare you've found. Clementine has a knee that pops sometimes but she's never had problems with it. However, I too would be cautious of a horse that has joints that go pop. Buying horses is so tough. Fingers crossed for you finding the right one sooner rather than later. So...time to be honest with myself (and you guys). I think I'm scared to hitch up since it's been so long since I've driven. Our "little town" has blown up in the last year. I'm live at the cross section of Center Street and Main Street. We now have a traffic light and way more traffic than we did a year ago. Lots of big semi trucks, dump trucks, and other commercial traffic since we're on a State road AND now we've got the only light in town. I know that Candace is traffic safe but I haven't hitched her since she foaled so I'm nervous. Will she still be the same quiet safe horse she was while she was pregnant or was she just feeling slow? And Clementine is pretty high strung anyway. I have ground driven her around town this spring and the only time we got into a bit of trouble she decided she was going to stop and not go a step further. On Main Street with afternoon traffic mind you. When she gets like this even the whip won't motivate her. The problem is we have to go on the bike lane between parked cars and moving cars for a bit to get back home no matter where we go to drive. A bad place for her if she decides to be naughty. I would love to trail drive them but I've never done it. I have a Kingston EE and a little single seat sulky.... I'm thinking the EE would be better off road since it's got springs at least. I just need to find a decent trail. Lots of mountain bike/horse riding trails around here but most of them are single track and pretty twisty and hilly..... Truth is my driving is mostly self taught. I did take Clementine to a trainer and she gave me some lessons while she was working with Clem. Then it was all book reading, asking questions here, there, and everywhere. I'm still very much a work in progress but that doesn't help me help my horses when they are having a problem. I really wish there was a bigger driving scene around here. Mostly it's farmers who learned from their daddy who learned from their daddy. Which is great, but it doesn't help me get Clementine to soften or bend or carry herself better. It doesn't help me communicate with her. Sigh.... rant over. Sorry about that guys
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