Chloe has made two new best friends! The older gentlemen on the ranch have taken Chloe and Liberty under their wing, and they are teaching the girls everything they need to know about how to be proper horses, but also how to be terribly mischievous, seen in the second picture, where they lead them on a raid to break out of their pen and go eat the new hay delivery straight out of the truck.
Now, of course there are some obvious concerns with a horse that is 6hh (24inch) tall hanging out with a horses that is 16hh (64inch) tall. If Romeo was to kick Chloe, he could easily snap her leg in half or kill her. SO this decision did not come easily, we have been very slowly introducing Chloe to the big horses ever since she was weaned, 8 months ago. I have known Romeo and Durango for 5 years and know their personalities completely. And you should see how they act around the girls, it’s amazing. They completely understand that they are much smaller than them and treat them with so much respect. Durango is 29 years old and arthritis that prevents him from kicking. Durango’s a tough old man and won’t back down to a fight, but obviously Chloe and Liberty aren’t going to pick a fight with him! Romeo has not even laid his ears back at the girls, over the last five years he has been living with babies and miniatures of all shapes and sizes and he really understands how to behave around them. The reason I’m saying all this is, 1. I want to ensure you that we are not making a reckless decision with Chloe, and 2. When I ran the rescue, I highly advised that miniatures should not live with full sized horses. And I still stand by that, unless you are in this unique situation where you are positive and knowledgeable about every aspect of the horses involved. There is still a possibility that Chloe could get hurt by her new friends-rather than living with disabled Liberty comes with no risk of injury, but Chloe’s happiness is just as important as her safety and she loves her new boyfriends/mentors/grandpas so much and they are truly the safest horses out of any full sized horse I know for her to be with. Oh, and check out the last photo and try and spot creepy Caliber! 🦄🐴🐴 🐴