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How much hay does a mini need?

What do miniature horses eat? One bale of hay will usually last one miniature horse for a week. Miniature horses don’t require a lot of acreage, nor do they eat near as much as the larger breeds. You must carefully … Continue reading

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Tips on miniature horse breeding

Breeding a miniature horse is not much different than breeding a regular size horse. There are several ways to get the mare and stallion to breed but sometimes it’s trial and error on which works best.   Miniature horses can … Continue reading

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Where can I buy a miniature horse?

You can buy a miniature horse from Sun Valley Miniatures! Whether you need a pet, a show horse or a stallion for breeding, we might have just the mini for you! Please check our up-to-date Sales Listing!

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How long do horses live?

Horses commonly live to be 25 – 35 years old, and horse ages translate into human ages almost linearly, but with major differences in age equivalents as babies where mature at a rate far faster than humans, reaching pony puberty … Continue reading

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What to feed a miniature horse

What do miniature horses eat? Grasses and grains are the natural food of the miniature horse. Mini horses can survive on lush grass and make excellent lawn mowers, and hay is a suitable substitute when grass is not available.  A … Continue reading

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4th of July rain!

When you really need rain, I guess you can’t complain when it happens on the 4th of July ?

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Horse or Pony?

There is an ongoing debate over whether a miniature horse should possess horse or pony characteristics. This is a common controversy within the miniature horse world and also is a hot debate between mini aficionados and other horse and pony … Continue reading

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History of Miniature Horses

Miniature horses were developed from multiple sources. Many different pony breeds were bred for small size, including the Shetland pony and the Dartmoor pony. There may also have been an infusion of bloodlines from certain breeds of full-sized horses. In … Continue reading

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Showing miniature horses

There are many horse show opportunities offered by registries and show sanctioning organizations worldwide. Some classes include: Halter (horse conformation), in-hand hunter and jumper, driving, liberty, costume, and obstacle or trail classes, and showmanship. There are Local, Regional, National, and … Continue reading

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Organizations and registration requirements

There are two registries in the United States for Miniature Horses, the American Miniature Horse Association (AMHA) and the American Miniature Horse Registry (AMHR). The AMHA was founded in 1978 and was dedicated to establishing the Miniature horse as a … Continue reading

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