I trained mine when I first got her was to jump into and hop out of my suburban and minivan(yea, funny eh?). She usually is up front with me between the seats watching everything pass by and sometimes lay her head on my arm. She leans on turns just like any other passenger.
My owner uses women's' silicone hair shine for detangler and he makes his own sole spray by mixing gentian violet with a little povidone iodine. 3-1 or 2-1 ratio in a small spray bottle. Same and cheaper than thrush buster.
Both gentian violet and PI are even human baby safe and this mixture...
Yes, those are great websites to learn from. Be sure you understand everything completely before you attempt. Trim less and more often for full size, minis hooves grow slower so needs trimming less often. A little at a time to keep mistakes from hurting your horse.
Take them for walks as often...
I take tufts of hay and walk around the pasture and drop them around. It keeps them moving around for exercise and makes it a bit of a game that they have to use their senses to find the food... helps keep them from getting bored.
More movement=healthy hooves
Yes, look at the profile gallery.
Thank you Fire is great around kids and we get mobbed for pictures and petting wherever we go. I plan on working her to take with me as a comfort horse for hospitals and homes and also children's birthday parties but I mainly got her for a companion for me...
One of the last warm days of the year, I shot a lot of pictures that day. I found this one by accident. Out of close to 500 that day only a few made second cut, this was the best. Any professional photographer will tell you that many great photos are either luck or accident.
Love my Yukon!
Photography has always been one of my hobbies, just about as long as my love of horses. Yukon looks at home in the snow, sort of the same conditions her ancestors experienced in the NW with the Nez Perce.