Hey guys...question for those of you who have experience with miniature horses. I have always loved them and wanted one. My house sets on about an acre of land, the back one half of which is field and woods that I am working on fencing. A friend of mine raises miniatures (he was actually the president of their national association for a while and apparently has really good stock). He has a 4 month old colt that he has offered to geld and give to me because it has a very slight underbite. The vet has assured him it will not cause health problems. Mark has raised horses for 20+ years, so I have no concerns about the health of the horse. My only concern is just how much I am taking on if I take the horse. How much trouble are they, realistically? He keeps telling me how easy they are to care for, but I want to be sure I am willing and able to give the horse what it needs before I bring it home, especially considering I am taking on a 25+ year commitment! So, how do those with mini horse experience feel? Are they a lot of trouble to care for? Would 1/2 an acre be sufficient? Judging by the pens I have seen at horse farms with several minis, my 1/2 acre would not be bad at all for one miniature horse. He wants to give me an older mare as well to keep the colt company, but I think one horse and a miniature goat might be enough for me! So...opinions?