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Zany Things Minis Do Let’s face it… our Miniature horses do some zany things. Here are just a few of the crazy antics our Facebook friends say they have caught their horses “in the act” of doing. From Sue Bixler Here’s a short story about one of my mini colts, who is now a gelding. I bought him when he was only a week old and I brought him home once he was weaned. He was a super sweet guy until he turned about 8 months old.  Then he started to realize what he was and he changed quickly.  We scheduled to have him gelded.  But in the meantime, every time my large horse mare would walk past him (we keep the big horses separated from the mini’s) he would get all studdy and act like he was going to breed her.  Well we were laughing so hard over this because he could have walked underneath her without touching her if he had been put in with her.  We would laugh and tell him there was no way he could  do anything…  but he sure tried to get her attention.    It was something to see, a tiny mini trying to get this big mares attention.  And she really could not have cared less too, which made it all the more humorous.  He is now a sweet loving gelding and has the company of three other mini’s with him, a filly and two other geldings.  All are sweethearts. I just love the mini’s.  58 Miniature Horse World JUNE/JULY 2013 …continued And one more from Sue Bixler… My other story to tell is about one of my fillies. In an effort to keep our hay up off the ground, we had cut down a heavy plastic 55 gallon drum to about 16 or 18 inches deep. It seemed just the perfect depth for a feeder so the minis could eat their hay out of it…ha ha!!  My filly decided she didn’t like the looks of the feeder, so she worked until she had all the hay out, spread it out on the ground and proceeded to get into the container.  She was standing inside and eating the hay off the ground outside the container.  Then she decided she couldn’t get out of it! I had to lift each of her legs, one by one, out  of the container .  After that we decided the feeder was not such a great idea, and removed it. She just looked so pathetic standing inside it looking at me as if she were saying “I got in, but can’t figure out how to get out”.  I sure wish I had a camera on me for that one.  Karin Sanford, NY This is our appy stallion and our border collie, Bentley. We got them both in 2012 and neither were readily accepted by the other horses, but they quickly made a special bond of their own. They play, run, sleep and just “hang out” together. I have MANY pictures of these two together. Our stallion is quite unique and has loads of personality. All his little quirks keep us in stitches.


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