WCMHC

Western Canadian Miniature

Horse Club

Promoting the Smaller Equine Athlete since 1985

  • Amaretto Miniature Show Horses
  • Double D Miniatures
  • Hawk Hill Miniature Horses
  • High Country Ranching
  • Little Bit Miniatures
  • OMG Miniatures
  • Ramblin Ranch
  • Sugarfoot
  • Vista Valley
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Miniature Horse Facts

Name
Equus caballus, the same name as other breeds of domesticated horses & ponies. Range: Owned & bred by people in Europe, North & South America, parts of Asia and Australia; becoming more widespread as numbers and popularity increases.
Height
34 inches (87 cm) or less in height at the withers when fully grown. Weight - 100 to 300 pounds (45 to 136 kilograms) Physical features - Should have the same proportions as a full-sized or standard horse, but may have a longer and thicker mane & tail and thicker hooves for its size.
Colour:
-White, brown or black in the same shades and combinations as full sized horses.
Distinctive Habits
A curious and intelligent animal with all the same behaviors as full size horses, but considered to be gentler, more affectionate, and more easily trained.
Food
Wild grasses, hays, grains, vitamin and mineral supplements.
Reproductive Cycle
Mares are usually ready to become mothers at 3 years of age; foal is born 11 1/2 months after mating and weighs between 18 and 25 pounds (8 to 11 kilograms) and stands about 20 inches tall (50 cm)
Life Span
Usually 20 to 30 years, but some have been reported to live nearly 40 years.
Uses
Are pets and companions for people of all ages and abilities; perform in shows and parades; pull people in carts and wagons.
From: "THE MINIATURE HORSE" by Gail LaBonte (ISBN 0-87518-424-3)

 

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