Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The Mini Threesome






Before I had my own horse, I worked to find as many places as I could that had horses that I could go visit, or ride. When we moved to the road we live on now, I was really excited to see horses stabled behind one of the houses. I introduced myself to the owners, and found out they had three little minis! One is a mare named Jewel, who is chubby and absolutely sweet. Everyone loves her. Then there is Reba, her "sister"...Reba is fun, and has quite a personality. Ladies do, of course, need a little stud to keep them busy, so Jewel and Reba's little man is named Jax...they've never been bred to him, though, but anyway. I took care of the minis, bringing them into their stalls at nights when their owner worked late. Through "working" at that stable, I learned a lot more about the daily care of a horse, and I earned part of the money I ended up using to buy Daisy.

When I got Daisy and moved her to our house, I started visiting the minis. They are Daisy's "bestest friends". She acts like she couldn't care less once she is at the fence, visiting with them, but if we try to pass them without visiting, she 90% of the time puts up a "fight".

Jewel always snorts like a pig (LITERALLY) when Daisy comes, and tries to act "tough"...unfortunately, she is the alpha-mare, and she rarely lets Reba visit with Daisy, even though they don't mind each other.

These are pictures of the minis. Reba is the one with some red coat and a white stripe down her face, Jewel is all black. Jax is in the last pictures.

Video of Jax coming up in the next post. :)

6 comments:

Southern Commander said...

Aww!!!! My friend owns a mini named p-nut he came from the same breeder as Sonny did actually that is how we got Sonny:)! Wlll gtg!

~Southern Commander~

i love jesus said...

they are cute mini's. :)

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

My daughter wants a mini. They are so cute!

I like the photos of Daisy visiting the minis, too.

I was also admiring your cotton reins. I'm going to be ordering a pair of them soon, so I can save my leather ones for special rides and use the cotton ones for every day :)

~Lisa
New Mexico

Mellimaus said...

Lisa:

I actually got my cotten reins from my brother when I visited...I'd never seen them before, and I thought they were REALLY cool, so they gave them to me! I love them. They are easier to attach to Daisy's bit then my leather reins...

Anika said...

aww they're so cute! i havent seen them in so long!in the last picture, jax is showing his teeth! hehe =]]

Sarah said...

OMG!! AWW x 10 to the 40,005 power!! They are soooo cute!! I want a mini... one of my NEIGHbors was getting rid of one (a pretty gray stallion), but mom and dad said no :'( she ended up giving the mini to another of our NEIGHbors :P

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