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Louise White
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« Reply #10 on: Nov 08, 10, 08:12, PM »

And there I was trying to be polite to everyone.
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« Reply #11 on: Nov 08, 10, 09:08, PM »

I wasn't intending to be impolite
I decided to quote you because you seemed to sum up your arguement in a few valid but contraversial points that I thought I could respond to.

The risk of responding on a rant forum I supose!
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« Reply #12 on: Nov 09, 10, 05:37, PM »


They should be very different
There is confusion over the Mini Shet V The Miniature Horse,

I have seen at the lesser shows a clipped Shetland of Shetland Type doing well in a
Miniature Horse Class - Often due to the lack of Miniature Horses of Miniature Horse Type entered.

But …..On the bigger scheme of things where there are Mini Horses in abundance a Shetland type does not get a look in - (Or Shouldn’t do)
 
Your Average Clipped Out Shetland Pony stands out like a sore thumb or it would have at the BMHS Championship Show ...and I speak from Fact as I was Judging it .


There are some Shetlands out there that are very light of bone so maybe don’t do well under some SPSBS Judges -  So good on those that clip it out and reg it with the BMHS,
I am pleased that you have the option available to you so that your Shetland has a purposeful life with you.
But it does have to be one thing or the other
The Tide is Turning for the British Miniature Horses - Breeding Years have moved on
The Light of Bone Miniature Shetlands have been bred even lighter with a very refined head , they are advancing with the type that they wish to achieve which trust me is not a Miniature Shetland.



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« Reply #13 on: Nov 09, 10, 07:05, PM »

I could rant all day about how I don't like the mini horse but I am not going to.

I think that people shouldn't show shetland in miniture horse class as they are shetlands not miniture horses. (A mini horse is classed as a horse not a pony becuase of the confomation.)
And I also think if these clipped minis are doing better in teh miniture horse classes rather then the shetland class then people well start breeding from these clipped shetlands and the breed will change dramaticly which wouldn't be so good.
And that is why I think that they shouldn't show shetlands in the mini horses class or even register tehm as a miniture horse.
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« Reply #14 on: Nov 09, 10, 07:23, PM »

From the SPSBS
Trimming/Clipping : Only working ponies of four years old or over may be clipped in the interest of welfare, otherwise ponies are shown in full coat. Under no circumstances should foals be clipped. Ponies should always be shown in a clean condition.

This says it is against the rules to clip a shetland if is just for showing
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« Reply #15 on: Nov 13, 10, 10:40, AM »

I don't show and I don't clip - so probably should not even enter the debate.

But - lots of people saying they don't like mini horses ..... poor old mini horses, it's not their fault, they are what they are!

I love all horses.  Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: Nov 16, 10, 10:37, AM »

I know someone who paid over £600 for a 'miniature horse' - clipped out in the arab style that is no more than a less than average put together mini shetland (and rather chunky too).  They were intending on using this stallion for stud - no papers from spsbs but apparently a miniature horse reg.   Roll Eyes  If you tell them it's a shetland, they get all cross.
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