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Miniature Horse

Miniature Horse

Breed group: Miniature horses

History

Details: The Miniature Horse is exactly what its name implies....a miniature horse, not a pony. The breed was developed in Europe, with records dating back to the 1650’s when they were noted as being part of French King Louis XIV’s exotic zoo. They were also bred as pets for the Hapsburg nobility in the 17th century. However, in addition to be the pampered pets of royalty, these hardy horses had a working class counterpart. Miniature Horses were also utilized in coal mines throughout Europe for centuries.
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Owners say:
Wonderful:
perfect 4h project, great companion animals, grandkids, ideal family pets, sweet personalities
Challenging:
weight issue, vet bills, vet care, founder issues
Interesting:
thick winter coats, Pintaloosa miniatures, Therapy work, Lower feed bills, nursing homes
Overall review
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4.6(66)
thomasbride912
As with any animal, there are clear pros and cons to ...
Review by: thomasbride912 (8) updated 12 days ago
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4.00
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AnnieC
When my dad first brought me home a Miniature Horse I...
Review by: AnnieC (4) 27 days ago
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5.00
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ZoeKoz
My horse Abigail is almost 7 years old. We have had h...
Review by: ZoeKoz (10) July 13, 2014 17:29
  • Currently 100
5.00
1 photo
PeterandLinda
I have been working and loving horses from my earlies...
Review by: PeterandLinda (2) updated June 10, 2014 14:51
  • Currently 100
5.00
1 photo
AvaWrites
We've owned Miniature Horses for years and love havin...
Review by: AvaWrites (50) June 09, 2014 08:34
  • Currently 100
5.00
Learn about (4 videos)
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Miniature Horse Show Liberty Event - S...
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Mini Horses in Russia
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Minis running in the snow
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Caring for (5 videos)
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Mini horses meet our Mini Jerseys
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Baby miniature horse says hello world
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Mini-horsing around on the farm
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Training (5 videos)
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Miniature Horse Obstacle Driving
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Miniature Horse Driving
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Miniature horse snow jumping!
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WescoFarms
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Winters, California
We bought our first Miniature Horses in 1999 as I had always loved horses and wanted them in my life, but at that timelife was extremely busy and riding didn’t seem to fit in our busy schedule. I researched different option to be able to get my ‘horse fix’. Miniature Horses I’d always thought of as cute, but hadn’t really considered them the ‘breed’ I wanted. But the idea of getting a coup...
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