Acquired: Horse's previous owner
Virginia, United States
Posted Aug 19, 2012
Everyone loves to come see the Miniature horses, especially children. People seem to take to them like they do to large dogs. In order to officially be considered a Miniature, they have to measure less than 34 inches at the withers (last hairs on the mane). They give them impress of strength and agility. The head body, forehead and muzzle should all be in proportion to one another and the perfect Miniature should be "refinement" in the mare and "Boldness" in the stallion. If you are showing them, the smaller the better, usually. You are always trying to breed the most perfect, most small horse. The eyes are large wide set. I have friends who have had Miniatures for up to 35 years. They tend to live about one third longer than the larger horses. The babies age quicker, too, reaching puberty at around to years old. Great horses to have around the farm. They add life and color to any pasture.