Horses & Ponies
Land O’ Lakes Rescue Petting Farm Horses & Ponies
We have two miniature horses, a mommy horse and her baby. When we purchase the mare, she had been abused. She was very timid but has learned to gain trust in us. She still tends to be a little shy, but we have worked with socializing her with children and adults, so she can feel safe.
The mommy horse was named Ginger Snap, because of her coloring. She is called a paint. One cold rainy night, all the animals were put to bed in their stalls and Ginger gave birth to a baby filly. (Female horse) To our surprise when arriving at the barn she had already gave birth and wash up her filly. We immediately called the vet to check out mommy and baby and gave mommy special medication to make sure she was healthy to care for her baby. She had a clean bill of health.
We named the new filly “Chantilly Lace,” because she has a pretty face and a pony tail hanging down. We sing the Chantilly Lace song recorded by Jerry Lee Lewis to her all the time.
Harney was once attacked by a wildcat in North Dakota. Every time you touched his back he would flip up backwards. Deemed unfit or useful, on his way to be turned into meat, Harney came to live at the farm. With the love and caring and training received at Land O’ Lakes Rescue Farm he is now a gentle horse.
Horses & Ponies Facts
These horses were originally bread in the early 1600 century for Kings and Queens and other Nobility for pets. French King Lewis XIV had a painting made with him and his two miniature horses. The breeding continue on for many years and then they were used to work in the English Midlands, Whales and Northern Europe as pit ponies. They were used to pull wagons of coal out of small narrow channels dug into the mines. Today they are primarily used as pets, but have also been used for assisting blind children.
Horses & Ponies Food
These horses eat hay and a mixed grain diet and love treats of carrots and apples. We have special treats for Ginger and Chantilly Lace available for sale at our snack bar. Come visit these unique miniature horses.
Like all our animals at Land O’Lakes Rescue Petting Farm – Our horses counts on visitors support or supporters like you to help with the cost of feed, vet bills, and of course bedding and hay.
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