These miniature horses can be the perfect pets for those living in the country. Small enough to be easily transported and requiring less feed than a regular horse, they are a good animal to introduce little children to the equestrian arts. Their docile nature and long lifespan also make them suitable as assistance animals for persons with disabilities.

Miniature horses must measure 34-38 in (86–97 cm) when measured from the mane, and were first developed in Europe in the 1600's. They were popular amongst nobility as pets, but their small size also found them work in coalmines. Their use increased after the 1842 Mine and Collieries Act, when the UK forbade the use of children as mine workers.

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#1 Oh. My. God. It's A Baby, Appaloosa, Mini Horse

Oh. My. God. It's A Baby, Appaloosa, Mini Horse

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#2 Mini Horse With A Baby

Mini Horse With A Baby

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#3 Mini Horse Mimi

Mini Horse Mimi

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CeliaLarch 1 year ago

Beautiful creature and picture

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#4 Tiny Horse Or Giant Dog?

Tiny Horse Or Giant Dog?

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DesiMcSheep 1 year ago

aww theyre even the same color!

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#5 Just A Mini Horse

Just A Mini Horse

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BAnnKriquetteSimpson-Chappelle 1 year ago

Precious, maybe it is good I don't have one! I would sit and hold it all the time and it would never learn to walk!

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#6 Mini Horse

Mini Horse

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Rism 1 year ago

Mini but so charismatic with long black shiny hair :D

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#7 Little Horse With Teddy Bear

Little Horse With Teddy Bear

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#8 Went To A Mini-horse Farm And Ran Into These Two Foals

Went To A Mini-horse Farm And Ran Into These Two Foals

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#9 This Is A Tiny Horse

This Is A Tiny Horse

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GenevaMielkeJulia 1 year ago

They are so darned cute I can hardly stand it!

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#10 My Vet Friend Rescued A Abandoned Baby Mini Horse

My Vet Friend Rescued A Abandoned Baby Mini Horse

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SherryStraus 1 year ago

why have such an adorable thing and abuse it?? beyond me.So happy someone has taken control and now will treat him/her well!!

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#11 There's A Baby Miniature Horse Asleep In My Lap

There's A Baby Miniature Horse Asleep In My Lap

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SueRose-Zamora 1 year ago

melts my heart

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#12 Just A Dwarf Mini Horse

Just A Dwarf Mini Horse

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AninditaSarkar 1 year ago

Haha. He looks like a ninja!!

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#13 Miniature Horse

Miniature Horse

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GingerDFreemyer 1 year ago

Like yours Dave

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#14 Little And Big Friends

Little And Big Friends

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Rism 1 year ago

Velvety black, seems warm

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#15 Miniature Horse

Miniature Horse

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AngieGerrelli 1 year ago

That is just so darned cute!!

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