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~Dan

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ok, so this has bothered me for qute some time. I really dont like how they take Thumbelina ya know the "worlds smallest horse" around in the back of a van in a doghouse. I also dont like the fact shes a dwarf on top of that
Am I being to negative and could you please your feelings of the matter
 

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Well from what I've seen (on tv) she is very well taken care of and the owners explain that she is a dwarf and this is not something that you breed for. She collects alot of monies for charities and such and I don't see her travels any different than any other mini that shows alot. From what I know, she is not used for their own monetary gain, just for charities, at least that's what they say. From what I have seen, I think the owners do a fine job and are doing great work.
 

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ok, well, ive never really heard them say shes a dwarf and about not breeding for them, all I ve seen was her at some charity events and at the kentucky Derby. Now i feel better after you explained this thankyou
 

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I don't have ANY problem voicing my opinion about this subject. In my opinion she should NOT be considered a horse~! She is a Dwarf! She should NOT be used as a "example" for a horse! By being in the public eye and really being made a speticle of people are getting a VERY wrong impression of what a miniature horse is and looks like. I just think it's wrong for her to be classified as the worlds smallest horse! She is NOT a horse, she's a dwarf!
 

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I strongly agree^^^^^^. I don't think there is anything wrong with bringing her around in a van, lots of people do it with minis.
 

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Aww....cmon....she is still a horse...a dwarf miniature horse.

I am happy that they take good care of her and explain about her being a dwarf. I think she has a good life and a good home.
 

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There are dwarves in all species. A dwarf person is still a person. A dwarf equine is still a horse. She is indeed the smallest horse, and from what I have seen the owner is very clear that she is not the norm and that he did not breed for her and will not breed of her. I consider her somewhat of an ambassador and a good teaching tool. That is my honest opinion.
 

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There are dwarves in all species. A dwarf person is still a person. A dwarf equine is still a horse. She is indeed the smallest horse, and from what I have seen the owner is very clear that she is not the norm and that he did not breed for her and will not breed of her. I consider her somewhat of an ambassador and a good teaching tool. That is my honest opinion.
Great point! I especially like :

A dwarf person is still a person. A dwarf equine is still a horse.
As long as they take good care of her and make sure that they emphases that she is a dwarf. It makes me really mad when people call the miniatures "miniature ponies."
Sorry, that was a little off topic but it still makes me mad! LOL.
 

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