Originally Posted by ChickenLover200
One other problem i have is my little mini being a stallion.... I want to breed him, so that is why i haven't had him gelded, but he is a little trouble maker.
Y'know, it's funny . . . . One of the reasons I bought Syd was to make sure she wouldn't get bred. When I first got interested in Minis, I thought about breeding, but then I joined a Mini forum and Marestare. I saw an awful lot of foalings go horribly wrong, especially with Minis. One of the saddest stories was a 12-year-old girl who came into some money, and decided to start breeding Minis. She did her research, bought a stallion and two mares; even hand-bred the mares so she would know when they were due (her mother was the forum member; she joined as part of being a supportive parent). It's been a long time, I don't remember what went wrong with the first foaling, but they lost the foal. Of course, when the second mare was due a month later, they were really apprehensive and determined that it wouldn't happen again. Sadly, something else went wrong, they lost that foal too, and then the mare had a displacement colic and they lost her; she was the girl's favorite. You don't have to see too much of that sort of thing to make you wonder, "are you sure you want to do this?" And then the economy went south and even well-bred registered Minis were being offered for sale at $500 obo . . . . I had met Syd when she was just a day or so old; had cared for her mother off and on during her pregnancy. Then the little brat was boarded with me for over a year. She overgrew; couldn't be registered in any of the Mini registries. Shortly after she turned 2, her owner decided to sell her, and gave me the right of first refusal. I needed that naughty little pony like a hole in the head, but she's pretty, and I just knew she'd get snapped up and put out into a pasture with a stud to risk her life to try to produce $250 foals. So, even though she terrorized my kids, I bought her.
Syd, in her Twilight Sparkle Halloween costume.