are we located?
My ranch is in Middle Georgia,
not far from the marker set in the exact center of the state.
Conveniently located, the property adjoins Interstate 16 that
runs from Macon to Savannah. Nothing fancy here at Ramblin
Rose and no more minis than I can give individualized care to
did we get our Name?
A lot of thought was going
into picking a ranch name and prefix. I had
narrowed it down to 2 names when I realized what I
had been calling my black mare just seemed right.
Her nickname was "Rose" and soon after she was
delivered, she kept jumping the fence and running down
the road. I would lovingly call her "Ramblin
Rose". Needless to say, all the fencing has been
replaced......... there'll be no more fence jumping
here! For my prefix I settled on "Only" ..."Only"
double registered, "Only" correct little horses, "Only"
quality, "Only" honesty....
My Care & Feeding
Here at Ramblin Rose, my
miniature horses are played with and hugged
EVERYDAY. They are fed Nutrena pelleted feed/grain and have
good quality Coastal or Alicia Bermuda hay as well as
free choice minerals and salt. I inoculate every 6
months. They are wormed regularly and fecal counts done
to be sure they need it or not. Rabies, coggins
and teeth are done yearly and Gary Fluhr does teeth
exams. Hooves are done by me, at 10 week intervals.
We do foals to yearlings weekly and monthly ourselves.
My babies are minimally imprinted at birth so they will seek and
trust human attention but I don't go overboard, I will
NOT shave to the skin my babies. I do shear but only to
deal with the heat until they are able to shed out on
their own as 2 year olds, Nature provided them with this
for a reason. They are halter, lead and tie
trained and will usually have had their first shave
going to their new home at around 7 or 8 months of age. My
broodmares receive the extra pampering their increased
needs demand including being given their Prodigy at 5,7
and 9 months, along with being individually stalled and
monitored at foaling time. MY babies are allowed to be
babies, but they will be friendly and ready for you to
finish your way.
I do NOT wean
early to sell a foal or otherwise, these are not puppies they are little
HORSES, they need the time to form the confidence they
need from their Dams. To me weaning at 2 to 3 months is
unacceptable and most done this way will have a pot
bellied look to them shortly thereafter because they are
not yet able to utilize feed nor exert them selves in a
group at feed time, Their bodies cannot yet absorb what
they need from a low fat diet. Many foals weaned this way will
develop ulcers. Before 4 months mine are eating very well alone but
depend on their Mom for that extra fat from being able
to nurse but more so for safety,
some hardly ever nurse but they still need their Mom for
various other reasons to make them well adjusted.
evaluate each foal individually usually beginning the weaning process
between 5 and 6 months and I do
it by the moon signs. Each
responsible breeder does things differently, my way
works for me and you must know my horses are dry lotted
60 - 70% of the time so whereas someone with a large
herd and nice 24/7 grassy pasture can wean a little
earlier, mine depend on me more than their Dams at feed
How your horse was raised should be a BIG part of
your buying experience, you must
take this into consideration.
A fat healthy foal or adult miniature horse taken
from a nice size group out in a pasture, with plenty of
grass purchased and taken to a dry lot or sparse pasture
will go down fast if not managed correctly - A
fat healthy foal or adult miniature horse taken from a
strictly managed herd on dry lot purchased and taken to
a 24/7 good pasture will go down fast if not managed
A good, honest experienced breeder will make sure
you know how to tend to the horse they sell you.
Please pay attention!!
I am Hands On......you
won't find a trainer or hired help here! My free
time (what's that?) is spent mucking stalls and tending
my little horses.
"Only" Healthy, Happy, Friendly and colorful
little horses that are raised with LOVE !!! All of my miniature horses are double
registered, some triple. All stock is DNA'd.
All breeding quality babies are placed with
their new families with Bill of Sale, Registration transfer and Parent
Qualified certificate in hand. Almost all colts will require a gelding contract
and the little guys WILL then have both sets of papers provided. Non
breeding quality fillies will not knowingly be sold to breeding homes.
I have spent a lot of time selecting my
foundation stock and they are correct in every way.
I want to breed as near to a perfectly
proportioned horse under 34" that I can.
Appaloosa color is my goal, but I won't
sacrifice conformation for color.
*My horses have good bites, good legs
-absolutely NO stifle problems and no retained testicles, I also will not
breed a horse that shows any conformation defects or any dwarfism traits. If they go over size,
they have their A papers pulled. You can be assured that I give accurate
heights on my horses.
"Only" correct little horses, "Only"
quality, "Only" honesty.......
"Only" for the Love of your life!
International Inquiries Appreciated.
How do you
purchase a mini from Ramblin Rose?
That's easy -
- to make an appointment to visit. I'll help you
pick out the horse you want. If you can't come I
will send you an in depth, current video of any horse
you are considering, *in hand *at liberty *with
measuring stick *close up of legs *under tail *lips
pulled back, etc. You can use Debit Cards through
PayPal for your non-refundable deposit (a fee will apply),
you may use personal checks, or use my *No Interest
*4 month payment plan. I will take good care of
your horse while you are making payments- In other
words, no horse leaves here until paid in full and
payment has cleared. Personal
checks etc.must clear the bank before the horse will be shipped,
this sometimes takes up to 21 days. On transport nothing
but cash is accepted.
I accept Pay Pal via contract (a 4% fee will apply) for
your convenience (if needed) but I do not accept Credit
Cards for payment. I also do accept good old Federal
I will help you arrange
for transportation and will handle, or help handle
everything for international travel.
Your new miniature horses will come
with an up to date health record. All of my horses are
current on worming and inoculations. A current coggins
certificate, if going out of state, and an Interstate health
certificate (if your state requires it) is provided for
all horses sold for over $1,800. For private treaty sales
and/or all sales under $1,800 the buyer is responsible
for all transport requirements, including coggins and health
Thank you so much for visiting my site!
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When I am Old...
I shall wear diamonds and a wide brimmed straw
with silver and leather on it,
and I shall spend my social security
on white wine and carrots and sit in the alley of my barn
and listen to my horses breathe.
When people come to call I will smile and nod as I walk them past the gardens to the barn
and show, instead, the beauty growing there.....in stalls fresh-lined with straw.
I will shovel and sweat and wear hay in my hair as if it were a jewel
and I will be an embarrassment to all who look down on me.
They've not yet found the peace in being free to love a horse as a friend,
a friend who waits at midnight hour with nuzzle and nicker and patient eyes
for the kind of woman I will be when I am old. -Author Unknown
*unless otherwise noted, if I
feel anything is wrong with the horse offered it will be posted on my Web site.