That's cool, I love appy's, we had one once, she was an awesome barrel horse, but ran really hot. I guess that is what you would have expected, right? Minis are really cool, they all have such personalities, or the ones I have dealt with haha.
I have a paint mare, who needs A LOT of work. She went spacey lol. And a Connie mare. My mom has a paint, also, and so does my sister. My sister also has 2 minis.
Mhmm, my aunt worked at a weird ranch place, and I got lessons for free for a few years. Trails are super fun, one of my favorite things to do lol. I used to run barrels for fun a while back, before we moved, but my horse and I lost our riding arena, and now fail majorly at them. I never tried penning, but it seems fun. Maybe I can try it one day :)