Rosita by Carmen posted Dec 11, 2018 at 8:38 PM Hello! First of all, saying I am new at horse ownership and I think I am being lucky for now, being able to handle my 5 rescued minis... But they all have different personalities and there is one mare who gives me the hardest time of all Here is all I know about her: Nothing. Weeks ago, I went to the Kill Pen where I am taking out my babies. I went to pick up a mare (one that happened to be a stallion) and there was a big group of horses and donkeys. Among them, there were two minis, very scared, and one of them was clearly a foal. I asked the owner how much did he want for the filly and as I only had room for 2 horses in my trailer, I took the filly with me. There were no papers, nothing. That night she kept calling her mom. So next morning I asked the kill pen owner about the mom and he said she was scheduled to be loaded in the truck taking them to slaughter that afternoon. I was hoping I could have some more time because I didn't have any money left. I managed to get the whole bail amount and went back there to get the mare. They were sick, and malnourished. The filly was so weak she barely walked around, spent most of the day laying and sleeping. Same with the mare. We managed to heal them and the filly is slowly recovering. But OMG the mare is a bully... I thought she was just being protective of her baby but now she bullies her own daughter once in a while. This doesn't happen at feeding time only, happens all day long. She doesn't want any animals around her. The only horse she likes (a LOT) is the stallion. But she still bites him if I feed them together. She is SWEET with people. OMG I love her by pieces. She is halter broke and lets me brush, pet and love her. But she is horrible with other horses no matter my attempts to put some order. She has learned to respect other horses in my presence but as soon as I leave, she chases my other minis. Anything I can do? Is this really bad? When I took her and her baby, the idea was to rehome her or the baby. Looks like Rosita, the mare, will be rehomed first once she gets her feet done and the vet comes back to make sure she is healthy enough already. Is this something that I should correct? Another question, is she a mini or a Shetland? She is very small, about 30 inches. Fuzzy, cute... love her!