Category Archives: Mini Facts

5 Things You’ve Always Wondered About Miniature Horses

You know they’re tiny, adorable and popular with the citizens of fictional Pawnee, Ind., but here are some things you might still be wondering about miniature horses. 1. HOW LONG HAVE THEY BEEN AROUND? Despite some persistent myths to the … Continue reading

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Miniature Horses As Service Animals?

(CBS Local) — Miniature horses are among the service animals approved to take on flights, according to new guidelines provided Thursday by the federal government. Service animals on planes has been the subject of much debate over the past several … Continue reading

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Border Collies

The Border Collie is a herding dog, which means he has an overwhelming urge to gather a flock. This intelligent breed was developed in the Anglo-Scottish border region for herding livestock, especially sheep. It was specifically bred for intelligence and … Continue reading

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What is a Filly, Colt, Foal, Yearling, Stallion, Mare, Sire, Dam?

MALE FEMALE < 1 year foal / suckling/ weanling foal / suckling/ weanling 1-2 years yearling yearling < 4 years old colt filly > 4 years old stallion mare Parent sire dam Neutered gelding (castrated)

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How did miniature horses get so small?

According to researchers, recognizable horses have been around for more than 60 million years, far longer than humans.  The prehistoric Eohippus was quite small, just like many of today’s miniature horses.  Horses have been successful for such a long time … Continue reading

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Miniature horse vet care

Vet care for a horse is comparable to that of a dog. Yearly immunizations are required, and bi-monthly de-worming is required to keep the miniature horse healthy and protected from disease. A de-wormer (such as Ivermectin) can be administrated orally … Continue reading

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Do miniature horses play?

As foals, miniature horses play extensively, running and chasing other foals, and playing with large balls. As the miniature horse matures they lose interest in play, but the mini horse can still enjoy games. One of the favorite games for … Continue reading

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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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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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