Miniatures are hardy animals, good with people and very friendly. They are trained to work as service animals. They can be guides for the blind and assist people with disabilities. Miniatures also compete in horse shows. They are beloved as pets.
Where does the American Miniature Horse come from?
Miniature horses developed from many different breeds of horses and can be found worldwide. In the 1600s and 1700s, Miniature Horses were pets of the nobility. They were also used as work horses. In the U.S. Miniature Horses were standarized in 1978.
What does the American Miniature Horse look like?
Miniature horses are determined by height. They should be less than 34-38 inches at the withers. They are strong and agile. Miniatures come in all colors of horse.