Year of birth 1998 (18th June)
Height 6.2 hh
Date arrived at Mane Chance 2019
Gender Mare
Description in one word Gentle
Equine best friend: Barnaby

Minnie came to us with Barnaby, another Shetland in June 2019. They have both had a life of service, working for a family that took animals to events for parties, fetes, shows etc.  Unfortunately, their owners’ circumstances changed and they needed to find all of their animals a home, but were desperate for these two to stay together.  Mane Chance became the only lifeline for Minnie and Barnaby as the family had run out of options, funds were dwindling rapidly and the date of their own relocation to France had passed.  So we stepped in to help.  Minnie has joined us as the oldest of our Shetland herd and she has equine skeletal dwarfism - the condition in horses is similar to that of the human condition – her legs are shorter than usual and therefore she is very small!  In fact, she is so small that we have had to change the height of our bottom line of electric fencing as she demonstrated quite soon after her arrival that she could get right underneath it, without a shock and to the better grass – what a minx!  But whilst she may be the smallest pony in our entire herd, Minnie is no pushover, her sweet personality is hugely generous and she plays a wonderful part of our community work.  She is happy to be groomed, fussed and walked by small and large humans alike and she is a firm favourite of all.  There is a saying, beautiful things come in small packages – and Minnie is testament to that.

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