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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.
Reviews
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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4.5(96)
Critterluv
I got Windy when she was about 8 yo from a breeder wh...
Review by: Critterluv (10) May 31, 2016 21:08
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4.00
4 photos
kt224
All too often I see mini horses bought on a whim, as ...
Review by: kt224 (5) updated May 21, 2016 19:02
  • Currently 100
4.75
1 photo
BellaK
Our miniature horse, Queenie, was a Christmas present...
Review by: BellaK (10) May 19, 2016 22:03
  • Currently 100
5.00
1 photo
Debbers
Review by: Debbers (0) March 22, 2016 17:06
  • Currently 100
3.25
Smartwilliam
I had the pleasure of handling with miniature horses ...
Review by: Smartwilliam (24) February 06, 2016 02:32
  • Currently 100
5.00
1 photo
Learn about (4 videos)
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)
Mini horses meet our Mini Jerseys
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Baby miniature horse says hello world
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5.0 (1)
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Mini-horsing around on the farm
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5.0 (1)
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Training (5 videos)
Miniature Horse Obstacle Driving
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5.0 (1)
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Miniature Horse Driving
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Miniature horse snow jumping!
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5.0 (1)
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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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