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    Mini's were just not enough

    After falling off a big horse months ago, I decided on mini's instead. Well, I guess I am a glutton for punishment because I missed big horses and riding. So I went back to lessons on a lesson horse. Then a month ago a friend offered me her horse for free. She thought he is what I needed to get...
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    Are my mini's too fat?**pics added**

    Thanks you all... I think they are suffering from the famous "hay belly". They are older girls, 18 & 21 so I guess it's best to have a little extra. I will let them out on the weekends to "play". All 3 of us can jog around the arena....I need it to!
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    Are my mini's too fat?**pics added**

    lol...thanks Taylor. I need to let them out into the turn out. It's dry too but at least they would walk and run around. I just am afraid to leave them unsupervised. I work out of the house but am tied to my desk and phone taking orders all day so i can't get out there and watch them. I need to...
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    Are my mini's too fat?**pics added**

    I can definatley feel the ribs right away. They are getting furry...They just lok so chunky. Here are pics I just took. Chantal....excuse the red dust...just love that clay we live in. She ran in the barn to hide so I got one pic. Here is Lady....
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    Are my mini's too fat?**pics added**

    Thanks Taylor Jo..... Mine are on a dry lot. No food except what I give. I measured like I would with a big horse...around the heartgirth...is that correct? So maybe I should stop the 4 way....that is a lot of carbs isn't it. The handful of hay is Orchard. I think it's crash diet time.
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    Are my mini's too fat?**pics added**

    Since I have been a new mini owner, I have heard so many things about feeding. I actually went out and put a weight tape around one of them this morning. The other one would not let me even near her with it So Lady, my 32" mini is 350 lbs according to my purina weight tape. :DOH! My other...
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    My Little Monster (s)

    I haven't been on in a while. Been having computer issues. But FINALLY I get to show more pics of the girls. I have grown to love these two so much. While I love them both just as much I have a soft spot for my grumpy gussy, Chantal. I love learning their personalities and their little quirks...
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    Feeding 3 times a day?

    Thanks everyone.
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    Feeding 3 times a day?

    I have always fed my big horses 3 times a day. I just spread out what they would normally get into 3 feedings. I was at the feed store and I was asking questions about feeding my mini's and when I told her I fed them 3 times a day, she reacted like I was insane. I feed the minis 3 times a day...
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    Videos of the girls

    Thanks Brandi! As soon as I am done unpacking I will have lots of time with them. I just moved. I love the turn out. It's so big compared to where I use to live.
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    Videos of the girls

    Finally let the little ones out in the turn out. They moved around a bit but were more interested in the dead grass! lol And you can her Amber in the back screaming and screaming. Lady is really a lot more spunkier of the two and she is the 21 year old!
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    Scammer?

    Yep, scam. But when I get them I love to play with them. They never mention a "horse" or "saddle" but say item etc. I once answered back in length about a ex-circus elephant that was extremely agreesive to make sure they were really interested.
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    Stupid Newbie Questions?

    I don't think I want to chance putting them out together. The QTR and Lady mini are both grumpy butts. Saturday for the first time ever I am letting the minis loose in out big turn out. I know it's been at least 6 years since they have had a good romp. I will have video in hand.
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    Stupid Newbie Questions?

    Thanks Liz....yeah the bag I have now is Mountain sunrise. I wet the pellets first time today because I gave them psyllium mixed in. I use the orange sugar free stuff from walmart. That is what my vet uses on his horses. Oh yeah...they have the timothy with the heads and all. You know why Fox...
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    Stupid Newbie Questions?

    Bare with me When I do a search for fly masks there are different mini sizes. How do I figure the correct sizing? Can I bathe them as you would a large horse? Is it ever safe to let them loose with my 17 year old 14.3 mare in my 1/3 acre turn out? They are housed side by side and the only...
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    Therapy Work with Mini's?

    Thanks everyone. I wil check out the link sixstar I didn't know if there were requirements per city etc. I guess I can google info. I use to want to be a social worker for kids and the elderly but we started our own business and here we are 6 years later and now it's not an option. This would...
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    Therapy Work with Mini's?

    How does one get involved in this type of work? I would love to visit assisted living homes etc. Just wondering if anyone here does that kind of work.
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    My girls are home!!!

    I am so excited. We picked up my new mini's on Monday and brought them home. They settled in immediately. My big horse Amber (the QTR) did not fare so well. She was a big ball of anxiety. She made a 4" hole where she paced back and forth. Lady and Chantal just watched her. They are side by side...
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    Now about feed?

    Thanks everyone.... Liz...Perfect. The bag she has (and will give me) is by Mountain Sunrise but I don't believe it's timothy...I think it's alfalfa (maybe a mix pellet)? But she is giving it to me. I buy all my hay, feed at fox feed here in Acton. They always have very nice hay. Thanks for...
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    Now about feed?

    Is pelleted food considered grain? I know senior feed is, right? I think. We are on a dry lot. No pasture. But yea, that makes sense. they seem a bit on the heavy side but I want to feed as she did and work from there I guess on if I need more or less. They are older too. 18 & 21. My 16 year...
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