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    Choosing a donkey

    No quarantines needed, last I checked. But the horse will need a health certificate and coggins test, provided by a vet.
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    Choosing a donkey

    We've had a total of 3 mini Donks over the years.... 2 Geldings (brothers) and currently 1 Jenny. All have been gentle. Our Jenny has been the noisiest of the 3 and also the friendliest. We incorporated all of them in with our horses without a problem. Ella, the Jenny, came to us when a...
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    Miniture foal leg issue

    I'd start with wrapping the hoof itself, then over the line where the top of the hoof meets the actual leg (coronary band). Stay below the next joint, probably a few inches below so he can bend that without a problem. You're going to have to change out the bandaging daily or he'll develop...
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    Miniture foal leg issue

    Do you live a low selenium area? If so, the foal needs an ESE shot. If you live in High selenium area, that also could be an issue. Your vet and Taz is correct that wrapping the foal's legs will help RELAX the tendons. I've never heard of Oxt Tet injections either. Taz described a common...
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    Need help?

    Yawning can mean many different things. Don't take yawning personally. 😊 We've learned when we have pregnant mares who yawn , it's a sign of discomfort. PS: OH YES! Always end things on a positive note, even if it's a "TINY" one. You are so right. AND YES -- ALWAYS a Learning...
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    Need help?

    When Pitter Patter mentioned the Licking her Lips, I believe she was referring to what horses do to show submission, which is "Licking and Chewing". They may or may not look at you, though. And yes, it is a good sign. I like Pitter Patter's descriptions. The first trainer totally went...
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    Neighbors

    Here's ANOTHER angle..... Let your neighbors know that there was a strange big black truck parked along side your place and it creeped you out. Suggest to them that they keep their eye out in case it comes back..........Also, let them know that the police were informed, "just in case". Oh, and...
  8. M

    Vintage book

    Tony (Little America) probably can give you more info on it.
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    Neighbors

    We are rural also and rely on county deputies who's base is 10 + miles away. HOWEVER, it doesn't hurt to let them know when you've had some trouble, so they are at least "aware"....... Several years ago we had someone come by and open a gate EVERY NIGHT at abt 10 p.m. .... The gate was just...
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    Need help?

    Good job! And again, Marsha is right.......Consistency! I LOVE how she is respecting the crop so quickly!
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    Need help?

    1. Do NOT allow her to turn her butt on you! Use the crop to either smack or poke her and make her turn and face you. Find a command when doing it, such as "HEAD" or "FACE"...... 2. Agree with Marsha about feeding. If she is approaching you aggressively at feeding time, do the "BACK" command...
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    New Owner in Orange County, CA (pics and video)

    Welcome from Central Oregon. Your little guy reminds of a special gelding we had for OUR daughter..... Very similar markings and also a buckskin. My suggestion would be to scout out other miniature horse owners both through your local feed stores and through the AMHR sanctioned club closest to...
  13. M

    rearing pony

    Willow Flats, that was a wonderfully written post!!! Thank you for that.
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    rearing pony

    Be prepared for him to try it again. Smacking his chest with a crop is one method. Another is stomping on the ground in front of him and aggressively stepping forward at him and sternly ordering him to "BACK!"..... He needs to respect your personal space.
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    Happy Holidays from the Flying Bee Farm, Trenton, TN!

    From what I could see of your pictures, they look in pretty good shape! I'm assuming they aren't getting grain because, like you said, they don't need the sugar or carbs. We've had a few situations over the years with laminitis/founder but fortunately have caught it early. NO pasture, just...
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    Happy Holidays from the Flying Bee Farm, Trenton, TN!

    PS: It's NOT cheap. One small bag which lasts 2 weeks + is just under $25. A scoop comes inside. I started by giving her (and I've used it with other oldsters) a scoop twice a day for a couple of days, then continue it with a scoop once a day. They have always taken it right out of my hand...
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    Happy Holidays from the Flying Bee Farm, Trenton, TN!

    Kuddos to you for rescuing! We have an older mare who has Cushings, but still gets around. One product that seems to help is "Buteless Pellets". It's a holistic way to address her discomfort.
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    How do I register a mini? Help!

    Some questions back at you, I'm afraid. 1. Are her parents registered? Both need to be registered with the SAME registry. 2. Are YOU a member of AMHR/ASPC? If not, you would be required to join when sending in the forms. All the forms can printed off the website. Yes, you will need the...
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    Toxic trees

    In addition to all the trees mentioned above, don't forget the flowering shrubs we all like to have in our landscape.... ie, Azaliaes and Rhododendrons.
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    What do you feed you're minis?

    For our younger ponies who don't need grain, we feed a locally grown grass hay and then give them a locally manufactured vitamin/mineral supplement that includes selenium. (Our region's soil is very low in selenium, so it's important to supplement. Other areas are very high with it and should...
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