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You are so sweet Marsha but you don’t have to call the vet, I was just curious about his formula. I’m always interested in seeing what vets think and what others do.

I agree with Abby, 3 lbs doesn’t sound like enough hay to me either. All my boys get more than 3 lbs of hay a day each and they are much smaller than Billy.

I wonder if your weight tape is accurate Edelweiss. 370 lbs seems really big to me for a 34 inch mini. 🤷🏻‍♀️ Is there a dog vet in your area that has a floor scale you could use?
 

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I wonder if your weight tape is accurate Edelweiss. 370 lbs seems really big to me for a 34 inch mini. 🤷🏻‍♀️ Is there a dog vet in your area that has a floor scale you could use?
That is what I am wondering.
I don't think so. I wish. I might have the vet weigh him with her tape next time she comes out. He could be every bit of 370. He is big barrelled and can be a hard keeper if not fed enough, but most of mine eat as much or more than a full size horse anyway. I believe the 2yr old is every bit of 350 though. Quite honestly I expected him to be more like 400. I was always told that the average 32" mini weighs around 250lbs and my 32" weighs 245 according to the tape, so I am not sure how accurate it is or isn't!
 

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I’m in the comfortable with more weight camp. DD in particular is chunky but her frame is broad and low to the ground. Our vet checked them over a few months back and was ok with their weight. He prefers more weight because our winters are so cold.

He has some pony clients where the fat ripples like a wave when he pats their back, and he said that is definitely too much.

So if your ponies don’t ripple, you’re golden. 😂
 

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Lovely afternoon and it was a pleasure to play with my horses. A little tidying the the clippers and some ground work. Billy is almost walking on the narrow board. I had to put some autumn decorations on them. Billy wasn't too sure about that glittery thing on him, but after I told him how handsome he was and took his picture, he thought it as pretty cool. Dapper Dan loves getting decorated.
 

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Phillippe came trotting over to me a couple of days ago when I was in his pen. One of his friends is on a probiotic paste currently so I was in to administer. Phillippe needed some snuggles and loving and gave me this face. He's just too irresistible! I can't stand how fluffy he is! Lord donkeys are the cutest!
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Phillippe came trotting over to me a couple of days ago when I was in his pen. One of his friends is on a probiotic paste currently so I was in to administer. Phillippe needed some snuggles and loving and gave me this face. He's just too irresistible! I can't stand how fluffy he is! Lord donkeys are the cutest!
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I love the markings on his ears. Ears are my favorite. I wish I could have a donkey.
 

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I agree, cool markings on those ears.
I’ve added a photo of my donks here, Willow and Charlotte. I love it when they drink from the water trough, because Willow always sticks her tongue out to dry!
 

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Dapper Dan likes to walk up into the grooming stand and take his nap there. I worried a little at first in case he didn't back down off it okay, but he likes it up there. Maybe it makes him feel like a big horse!
Wait those are a thing? I didn't even know grooming stands existed I always groom my mini on the ground.
 

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Ponies decided to help hubby with some of his old cars today 🤣


First pic, Stormy sporting the Mohawk mullet! Not sure who his hairstylist is LOL LOL 🤣
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Breezy with our new addition. This oldie just arrived today, she is a blue roan and 52 years old. She is broke to drive, but hasn’t been driven in a while. It won’t take much to get her going, Im not sure exactly how much horsepower she will have at her age 🤣
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Breezy, the black one, checking out his reflection to make sure he doesnt have a Mohawk mullet 🤣🤣 This sorrel sweetie is a blast to drive, high energy and has more go than whoa. 🤣🤣
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Ponies decided to help hubby with some of his old cars today 🤣


First pic, Stormy sporting the Mohawk mullet! Not sure who his hairstylist is LOL LOL 🤣
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Breezy with our new addition. This oldie just arrived today, she is a blue roan and 52 years old. She is broke to drive, but hasn’t been driven in a while. It won’t take much to get her going, Im not sure exactly how much horsepower she will have at her age 🤣
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Breezy, the black one, checking out his reflection to make sure he doesnt have a Mohawk mullet 🤣🤣 This sorrel sweetie is a blast to drive, high energy and has more go than whoa. 🤣🤣
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Breezy has excellent taste in cars!! BMW's are the best, IMHO. For many years, my second car was a 325 Bimmer (BMW), then they started making them way too big! (Now I drive a Mini Cooper, cuz it's nice and small and really still a Bimmer).
 

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🤣 Four on the floor and leather seats?
Oh yeah baby 🤣🤣

Four on the floor is way better than that old truck we had with three on the tree! I could never figure out how to drive that one 🤣🤣

And these young whipper snappers have no idea what we are talking about! 🤣🤣🤣
 
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