You Gotta Love a Mini Horse Trot!

Posted by Paige Cerulli

Miniature horses are already adorable, but when you add a miniature horse foal into the mix, the cuteness gets out of control!

Who isn't a sucker for miniature horses? These pint-sized ponies capture all of the beauty of a full-sized horse, condensing it down into one compact package.

But don't let their size fool you, miniature horses are actually quite versatile. They can pull carts and carriages, carry small children, and can even compete at horse shows in in-hand and over-fences classes.

This miniature horse foal shows off some of the spunk that the breed is known for. He clearly delights in trotting and cantering about, and his trot is simply adorable. Maybe it's his miniature legs or his rather round belly, but he very effectively shows off just how proud he is to be able to strut around.

Take a look for yourself!

If you're thinking about getting a miniature horse of your own, there are some things that you should know about this special breed. First of all, miniature horses do eat less than standard sized horses do. However, that doesn't mean that it's all that much cheaper to keep a miniature horse.

Your miniature horse will still require farrier work, vet visits, and vaccinations. You will also need to consider how to keep your miniature horse safe, especially if you plan on turning the mini out with your horse. While some horses get along with minis, others don't take to them at all, so it's possible that you will need a separate paddock to keep your mini in.

Remember, too, that minis may fit under the bottom rung of your existing fencing, so modifications to your pasture may be necessary.

Owning a miniature horse can be a fun and rewarding experience, but don't enter into it lightly. Miniature horses require training and handling, just like their full-sized counterparts do. If you take good care of your miniature horse and invest time in his training, he can go on to be a spunky partner.

And trot circles around you like this little guy!

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You Gotta Love a Mini Horse Trot!