Do you turn them out together? I just got a pair of nice minis for next to nothing from a lovely breeder who was thinning her small stock because she has fibromyalgia. The gelding is 4 and the mare just turned 1. They are full siblings, and will make a well-matched driving team. I'm looking forward to helping my older daughter work these guys as a 4-H project or for the mini shows. I'm just curious about turn out. I spoke to my vet prior to acquiring these two. She said turning out everyone together would be fine. The breeder had a couple older full-size horses that the minis ran with. Lots of people around here seem to turn them out in mixed groups. In asking this question on another site, I got a 50/50 split of people who run one large herd versus keeping minis and regular horses separate. I have an aged Percheron gelding. He has always had small pony companions and loved them. He's smart as a whip and tends to be a cool customer. The Arabian mare he had a love/hate relationship with has gone back to her old barn to do summer camp lessons. I was hoping the minis would be enough company for him. The minis are obviously smaller than ponies, and he's still sorting out the fact that they're "real" horses. I've been running them in the barn yard and him in the adjacent field. So far, so good. He plays it cool, but has somle interest in them and seems to be accepting them as company. The minis are glued to the gate, hoping that the "cool older brother" will glance their direction I could keep them separate forever, but it would be nice to run them together. The big guy has arthritic stifles and really can't kick, and isn't very fast. I do worry about the mini gelding potentially trying to trip him. What does everyone else do? I could take the goofball Arabian back if need be, but it would be more convenient not to.