How tall will a miniature horse be?

Use this chart to estimate how tall a miniature horse will mature in height according to their current age and height.



Estimated Minature Horse

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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…

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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

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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

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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