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Another new addition to the farm - and it was hubby's choice!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by TinaK, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. TinaK

    TinaK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Heading out within the next hour to go and look at the newest addition to our farm..... a miniature pony!

    All the information has been relayed to me by my hubby..... so I really have no idea about this pony! My current understanding is that it belonged to a young girl who has lost interest.

    We don't NEED a pony! but who am I to say no? I thought we were just going to look at it until my hubby came out with "I kinda already said we'd take it".......

    Now this could be verrrrryyyyyyy interesting!
     
  2. TinaK

    TinaK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok... so we went and looked at the pony. I have since realised it was a secret ploy by my hubby to get me to go out to this place so he could get a new gun. Gun / Pony well what's the difference? Naughty hubby. He knows that I think he already has farrrrrrrr too many guns.

    So here's the pony bit. She is a miniature Pony - 3 - 4 yr old. Overweight, unbroken and unable to be caught..... a naughty little thing! Her name is Trixie... and if my hubby has anything to do with it... she is ours.

    [​IMG]

    Just what I wanted! a new project [​IMG]

    I'd love to break her to harness... I've never broken a horse for harness... nor do I have any of the gear I'd require for such a small critter... but hey, this could be some fun. I couldn't really ride her. I'm not big... but possibly too big for this pony!

    My hubby is calling the owner tomorrow. Hopefully we sort something out.

    I didn't really want a midget horse to add to my menagerie.... but now I've seen her... You will all understand... It's kind of a 'must have' situation.
     
  3. NYboy

    NYboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sneaky husband!! good for you,
     
  4. Kelly G

    Kelly G It's like herding cats!

    Hmmmmm...she may be a bit more than chubby.

    How old is she? How tall is she?
     
  5. EmAbTo48

    EmAbTo48 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Eek she's sure is a chunkier :lol:

    But a cute one at that! Have fun should be a interesting one!
     
  6. mominoz

    mominoz Chillin' With My Peeps

    . It's a miniature Horse. :0) It is too fat. They can have serious health problems if allowed to stay fat and eat grain or lush pastures. Laminitis, founder. DO NOT FEED it GRAIN!!!!! Or anything high in sugar (which unfortunately can be many grasses and pastures.) Cushing s syndrome is common in easy keeper horses and ponies (think horse diabetes). I have horses and a rescue Miniature donkey that was given grain and has had laminitis. You may need to set up a "Paddock Paradise" that forces him to move and not stand in not place an eat. You can do a search on any of the above conditions and see what I mean. Information is just starting to get out about this and it has been known by some for 10+ years, but getting people to change things....takes much longer. A host of feet problems in horses have been caused by overfeeding, and standing on one place all day.... You should just be able to run your hands over the ribcage and barely feel them for proper condition. If there are fat pads on top of rump, crest of neck and top of shoulders ,you are in for problems if you don't get it off.... Enjoy your new horse...
     
  7. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    Do you think it could be a 2 for 1 deal? [​IMG]

     
  8. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's kinda what I was thinking...
     
  9. Kelly G

    Kelly G It's like herding cats!

    I'm basing it on the "fat" is just her mid-section....her neck and tail-head do not appear (from these pics) to be fatty as obese horses usually have.

    Of course, I could be wrong, but my thought is preggos, girl! The only way to know for sure is to have her palpated - which can be done if she's a pony, but can be problematic if she truly is a mini. I didn't want to correct you on the "mini pony" statement, but since someone already did that, I will say that what she's saying is true...no such thing as a mini pony.

    Anyway, keep us posted! She is pretty darn cute!
     
  10. country_girl011

    country_girl011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    in this picture.
    she does not look like a mini.
    just a pony.
    a mini has the be under like 35 inches.
    she looks more like 38ish,
    from the fence posts.
     

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