new to minis. decided I wanted something smaller this time around. had seen minis when i was young in the 50s at farm in gettysburg. took a few years to get not 1 but 2 could not decide on one so got both. now have signs on run in that say beware miniature horse contagious they steal hearts. they have stole mine.have had 3 months and do not regret bringing 2 home. got from a breeder here in penna. that ships all over the world. told her what i wanted in a horse and she showed me a 7 and 11 year old mare that was everything i asked for. gentle,well mannered and loveable as heck. great for farrier and vet. they were so good with each other my wife and I could not pick one so they are now sharing a 2 acre field and large run in. looking forward to growing old with them.