Hi there! I'm new to the mini horse worl and had a few questions about my new babies. First a little about them. I have 2 mini's a black mare named Taylor Tinker Toy (Tinker for short)born '91, and palimino paint Cypress Meadows Cowboys Conquest (Rascal for short) born'96. They are mother and son and both are registered with the american miniature horse association, inc.
My first question is about Tinker. I was wondering if she would be too old to breed again? She's been bred 4 times now. I was kind of hopeing to get another baby from her since her son Rascal turned come out so nice and did well in the show ring from what I've heard.
Next question is for Rascal. He use to show in halter classes and from what I hear did really well, I wanted to try and get him back into it. Not so much to win, but for my own experience. I've never shown a horse in halter classes before (I ride the big guys in hunter jumping). I'm not really sure how to go about re-training him for the show ring. Any advice?
Also wanted to know about feeding them. I head from a couple of mini folks that you shouldn't feed them hay as long as they have enough pasture to graze on. Is this true?
Thank you in advance for any information you can give me!!!!