Hi Merry. Yes, we do keep her isolated from the boys, at least as much as we can having only one barn. We'll keep her seperate for about 10 - 14 days, and at least until I can get the vet out here. She's in a large pen on one side of the barn, and my boys are on the other with about 10' between them. I leave one of the stall doors open so she can see them outside, and they come in the other stalls during the day where she can see them also. We use seperate wheelbarrow and tools for cleaning her stall, and don't use our horses brushes on her at all.
We're in the process of worming her, and without history on them, we start out slow with an easy wormer like Safeguard paste. If she does have a heavy parasite load, it's best not to zap them with a strong wormer, and have all those parasites pass through their system at once. It could cause colic.
I have never seen that Animal Cops! That would be neat to watch though. And the vet was right, minis do have fun personalities! They are very different from big horses, even when they are working.
Dave put little Aurora out in her outside pen early this morning, and when I went out to feed she was whinnying for me. I opened the door to her pen, and she came running up to say hello..........THE cutest thing ever! Her little wild mane flying, it was so cute! She learned in a real hurry what electric fence was though! Poor baby!