What comes in a tiny package, has all the characteristics of a Horse that all people love , is easy maintenance and is just a pleasure to be around?
A Miniature Horse of course !
Miniature Horses are no taller than 38 inches and come in a variety of coat colors and patterns. They are easily trainable and have a sweet and gentle nature. They are also known for their friendliness and their love of human companionship. These little horses are descended from Shetland ponies and were selectively inbred for their size. They can pull four times their own weight. In earlier times, small horse breeds were likely the products of surviving harsh natural climates and limited feed sources. As human knowledge of genetics grew, it became possible to breed specifically for size.
Miniature Horses have been bred for outstanding dispositions and superb confirmation . The result is a proportionate little horse that is suitable to a variety of uses: as pets, show animals, and a form of therapy for disabled people and guides for the blind or people with other physical difficulties.
Did you know Miniature horses can live well into their late 30’s even 40’s?
Mini horses are exceptionally hardy, with an average lifespan exceeding that seen in full-sized breeds. Expect a healthy miniature horse to enjoy a lifespan of about 30 years. The oldest horse on record was actually a dwarf mini, which lived to be more than 50 years old.
Locating Miniature Horses for Sale
Deal only with reputable breeders when seeking mini horses for sale. Contacting equine registries and local breeder associations will help you locate a suitable vendor in your area. There are also minis that need good homes because people outgrow them.