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    Default Where can I find a very small manure fork?

    Yesterday a friend delivered the most fuzzy, tiny, miniature gelding to us. He is on loan to us to keep our older gelding company for the next few months until we find another stable mate. This morning I went out on my daily ritual of stall/paddock cleaning and discovered that those cute TINY piles of poop fall right through my manure fork and I'm a neat freak. I perused the local feed store and hardware stores this morning to no avail, all standard sized forks. I may end up using a tiny rake and shovel but when its muddy that's going to be messy so was hoping find a mini-sized fork......does any company make those?

    BTW I'm totally smitten with "Pumpkin" who is the tiniest little sorrel gelding with a bad haircut. My friend had him at her mom's place for a few months and her elderly mom decided to clean him up a bit for us and gave him a bowl haircut on his bangs and tail. My own mother nearly died when she saw it and now wants to have her hand at "cleaning up the mess"

    I swore I wouldn't have a mini until I was old and could no longer ride but I've got to say I could really see myself being easily converted over to these little guys and driving, been researching it for the past month. My pocketbook certainly likes the tiny amount of hay he eats too!



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    Mini Future Fork? It's smaller, but I'd have to go check if the tines are actually closer together. http://www.amazon.com/Future-Fork-Mini/dp/B000OWD4UM

    If that doesn't work, look in the dog section for something like this: http://www.amazon.com/Advance-Spade-...3639248&sr=1-6 . They either have a tiny rake or a scraper to move the poop into the pan.
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    Small forks often have the tines set the same distance apart as most full-size forks. It sounds like you want a fine tine fork, like http://www.valleyvet.com/ct_detail.h...2-d4ec552accc7

    I love our fine tine fork. It's great for getting all of those little manure chips from horses who should be named "Mixmaster" or "Cuisinart."



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    Scroll down to the yard dog apple picker, that may be what you want.
    There is above that a very small manure fork, that is what we use to take ice out of the tanks and may also do what you want:

    http://www.valleyvet.com/catalog_pro..._supplies.html


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    Where are pictures of your new mini with the BOWL HAIR CUT!?

    I use the mini future fork for dog poo. The tines are a smidgen closer together than the reg. siz. future fork. I don't like the forks with the metal tines. They seem to get hung up on stuff easier than the plastic ones.

    I went to look at a horse for my SO yesterday and the woman also raised minis. I didn't like the horse we went to see, but I spent a lot of time playing with the minis
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    Yes, be careful of the mini manure forks. I ordered one and it was small but the tines were the same distance apart as my big fork, so I retired it for cleaning out the duck house.



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    you really wanna get hooked on something, try a mini donk!!!......the donk personality is soooooooooooo loving and dod-like............add the attraction of loong fuzzy ears , huge eyes, and extra long eyelashes......and, they can be used for driving as well!!



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    you really wanna get hooked on something, try a mini donk!!!......the donk personality is soooooooooooo loving and dog-like............add the attraction of loong fuzzy ears , huge eyes, and extra long eyelashes......and, they can be used for driving as well!!



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    just in from feeding this evening, I feel like I'm starving the poor little guy!! Thanks for the links to possible mini poop forks! I uploaded some pics on my FB, am I allowed to post that link? I don't think I can post a picture as an attachment. He needs some help in the forelock and tail department



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    Quote Originally Posted by Grace67 View Post
    just in from feeding this evening, I feel like I'm starving the poor little guy!! Thanks for the links to possible mini poop forks! I uploaded some pics on my FB, am I allowed to post that link? I don't think I can post a picture as an attachment. He needs some help in the forelock and tail department
    You can upload your pictures to some picture holding web site on the internet, like photobucket.com and then put the link to the picture on your post.

    We then can click on the link and admire your little wild-haired fellow.



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    We use fine tines with our minis/small ponies, as do most of the mini owners I know. Works great! They also have the Fine Tines Jr., with smaller overall basket and handle.

    The only caveat -- these are great with pellet and sawdust bedding, lousy with shavings and straw.
    They're not miniatures, they're concentrates.

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    okay Bluey let's see if this works, its been ages since I did anything with photobucket and for some reason "forelock challenged" horses (and ponies) seem to find a way into my barn LOL. Here's Pumpkin AKA the Bowl Haircut Pony with my son who also seems to be having a wayward hair day

    http://s76.photobucket.com/albums/j9...91403/Pumpkin/



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    You are very quick there!

    That is a handsome pony, the second picture is neat, the last one wonderful, thank you.

    His hairdo is a little choppy and needs a bit of help, does it.

    I love minis that look like horses.



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    You might try this one: http://www.amazon.com/Lightest-Indus.../dp/B0049DSU06

    Or this one which is for llamas: http://www.minitine.com/
    OTTBs rule, but spots are good too!



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    Default for with close-spaced tines

    I just saw this fork designed for sawdust, rice hulls and the like. The tines are spaced closer than the normal 5/8".

    http://www.equiteemfg.com/flexn-fork...i-tine-basket/

    The mfr also says the tines bend but don't break, a nice added feature.

    Good luck!
    Tom


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    I just...
    I can't even...

    OMG he's cuuuute!!!!
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    That is quite possibly the cutest thing I've ever seen. The forelock just makes him more lovable ... if possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluey View Post
    Scroll down to the yard dog apple picker, that may be what you want.
    There is above that a very small manure fork, that is what we use to take ice out of the tanks and may also do what you want:

    http://www.valleyvet.com/catalog_pro..._supplies.html
    Is this the one you're thinking of, Bluey?
    http://www.valleyvet.com/ct_detail.h...2-00b0d0204ae5

    If so, I highly recommend it (though I use it for cleaning up after the dogs - don't have a mini)! I got mine from SmartPak, but they stopped carrying them.

    ETA: I just looked at the pictures - good heavens, that's an awful lot of cuteness packed into a small package - interesting haircut and all!
    Last edited by bdj; Jan. 29, 2013 at 05:26 PM. Reason: omg, the picture!



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    Omg! He's so cute!

    But OMG that mane! It's so lol-worthy! Please forgive me as I pee my pants!



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    this is the smallest that I am aware of
    http://www.breyerhorses.com/Olivia


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