12 Miniature Horses That Will Make You Feel Things

Posted by Paige Cerulli
Pete Markham via Flickr

These miniature horses embody everything that is so great about these unique equines.

Miniature horses are small equines which stand no higher than 34 to 38 inches at the withers. There's ongoing debate as to whether these equines should be considered horses or ponies, and whether it's best that they reflect horse or pony characteristics.

Because of this, you'll find that some miniature horses look exactly like small versions of horses, while others have the stout legs and round belly characteristic of many ponies.

Regardless of which characteristics a miniature horse exhibits, one thing's for sure - they are adorable!

Mini Bon Jovi Hairdo

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Pete Markham via Flickr

It's just a little fluff. 

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Pete Markham via Flickr

"I may be mini, but I make up for it in sass."

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Allen Sheffield via Flickr

Show Ring Ready

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CLatieK via Flickr

Still the fastest in all the land. 

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Pete Markham via Flickr

3-of-a-Kind

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Tambako the Jaguar via Flickr

Stiff Competition

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Five Furlongs via Flickr

Mini Pasture Pals

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Bob MacInnes via Flickr

Miniature Horse-Drawn Carriage

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Pete Markham via Flickr

Diva Mini

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Forest and Kim Starr via Flickr

Minis still love the snow!

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Pete Markham via Flickr

Shaggy Mini Pintos

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Scott Wilson via Flickr

Despite their small size, miniature horses are talented in many different ways. These versatile horses are used for driving, can serve as riding mounts for small children, and can even compete in in-hand and in-hand jumping classes in horse shows. They make excellent companions for larger horses, and are a bit more affordable to keep because they eat less feed and hay.

And, of course, they make adorable additions to any herd.

Miniature horses are intelligent, trainable, and often have great temperaments, though they do require regular handling to encourage their friendly disposition. Are you tempted to add a miniature horse to your herd after seeing these cute photos?

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12 Miniature Horses That Will Make You Feel Things