Well, I have decided to geld my 2 yr old that I bottle raised from a 2 week old. He is so bad with the nipping, nudging and just plain disrespectful. I know this won't cure all the ills, but it might help. I have also decided, with mixed emotions to "get out" of the mini business. Unfortunately, I pretty much just got in! It has taken a toll on me both physically and in my marriage. I am gong to keep my "brat" and probably 2 mares to love and show around here, but that is it. Heck I just spent $1500 getting my equipage and cameras this year. I have way too many stresses in my life right now and not enough room to keep all the big guys and the little guys separate. Things weren't so bad till I jumped in and bought 3 additional mares this spring. I don't know how some of you do it with as many as you have. I have 4 full size horses and my daughter just won an AQHA colt (Dash for Cash bloodlines), and in the minis one stallion, one soon to be gelding, two colts, and seven mares. YIKES! That and a more than full time job! My hubby is not a horse person and he is tired of never getting to take a vacation and just the fact that I spend just about all my spare time at the barn. Just wanted to vent a little. This is so frustrating for me.