Hopefully the rain will stop and the mud will dry! Looks like the mama’s are heavy in foal and won’t be long til some babies on the ground. Just want some dryer weather for them.
Even though 2020 was such a terrible year, we did get some new bloodlines added to the herd. Several new nice mares and a brand new black and white stallion! Can’t wait to see what the babies will look like. I know a lot of you are interested in the babies we should have in the next month or so. Once they arrive, we will be offering some of our older broodmares for sale. They are wonderful very small foundation horses that would make a great broodmare if you are just getting started in the miniatures. Contact us to see what we will be selling this spring.
I finally got some pictures of the babies born in 2018. They aren’t brushed and cleaned up, but we got them all photographed and measured so I can get their registration papers in. If anyone is looking for a teeny tiny stallion we have one for sure.? Most are very small, especially since the majority of our horses are very tiny, less than 30″! Here’s a few pictures of rounding them up for pictures. You can see the new foals for sale here.
This is the tiny stallion measuring at only 22″.? ?He was born last April.
?This is two of our mares with their foals.? The little black filly is only 24″ born last April as well.
Some of the herd running in the smaller corral.
We have several tiny babies for sale. They are ready to wean off, hopefully this week, now that the hurricanes have past. We’ve got a tiny, tiny stallion that will make a super therapy horse or breeding sire. Hopefully, I’ll post some pictures this week. Please keep checking back for future posts.
This year has been a remarkable year with our babies going all over the country to their new homes.
We have some very excited customers who received some of our best horses and foals. I’m happy that they went to such loving families.
Thank you for all who have requested information on our horses. We have one little stallion left from last year’s 2015 crop that is still quite small and
very colorful. We have plenty of quality breeding stallions for sale and several mares that hopefully will be foaling soon.
We have a large selection of minis of all colors and mostly small. If you are looking for a good bred mini or breeding stallion, we have something to suit every price range.
Give us a call or email and see what we have available for you.
We had a tiny colt born on Saturday. This was the first foal born to our Mare, Shady Oaks Pumpkin. She didn’t have any milk at first, but if finally came in after giving her some shots to bring the milk in. The little guy is solid white with one dark black spot on the top of his head. He is very tiny and very strong. Just as cute as ever. See his picture.
I just wanted to say “thank you” for having such a nice, informative web site. I am getting a Mini colt(11 months), and it has been 20 years since I have had mini’s. I grew up with 2 as a child, and have a full size horse now, but wanted a “refresher” course. I have searched long and hard on the net, and there has been a lot of vague info, but your site was very helpful.
Thanks again! Sincerely,
Alicia A. Bentley
Llaughing Llama Farm
If you have a bred mare and know the date she was bred, expect the foaling time to be approximately 11 months and 11 days. But with minis, they will fool you. Have a clean stall available if it is near time or let them stay out in the pasture where it is a more clean environment. If you see your mare start to foal and pushing with nothing coming out, call a vet right away. If this is your first foaling experience, call a vet. They will have a foal when you least expect it and believe me staying awake night after night, they will lay down and have it while you are eating lunch. Make sure your mare is bred to a small stallion, from small parents, especially if your mare is very tiny. Foals with too big of heads can not come out. This can be a very heartbreaking experience for anyone. It is very hard for a mare to have a foal, so be patient. Selective breeding is important. Getting a live foal every year from a mare is not always guaranteed. (minis are harder to foal than a regular size horse)
Your horse needs to be not only fed properly, and have enough exercise by being turned out daily, but also, wormed regularly. You can do this yourself. Every 2 to 3 months, paste worm them in the mouth. Try to rotate your wormers each time. I use about 250lb mark for mine. (small foals are less of course) Put the paste wormer tube way in the back of the mouth. Do this on an empty stomach, not at feeding time. Wormer can be purchased at feed stores, vet offices, or ordered from Vet supply catalogs. They cost from $4 to $12 a tube. Also, your mini should have his hoofs trimmed about every 3 to 4 months, depending on how fast they grow. As for vaccinations, if your horses are exposed to any other horses, I recommend vaccinating for several viruses, and other equine infections, along with a rabies shot. All minis should be given a tetanus shot, in case they get injured. Veterinarians can administer these, or you can get most of them through vet supply houses. If you don’t think you can do this correctly, by all means have a vet do it. Minis should not be body clipped especially if winter is coming on. Their long coat protects them from the weather. During the hot summer, it won’t hurt them, but unless you have a thick winter blanket and warm stall, please do not body clip your horse. They are known for their long thick coats.