We all know horses to be these majestical, strong and large animals that like to gallop through meadows freely, leaving the spectator in awe of their grace. But if because of their frightening size you'd rather adore them from afar, we have found a solution to your quite a rational fear - miniature horses.

The mini horses were developed around the 1600s in Europe and were usually kept as pets by the nobility. They grow up to 97cm of height measured by the withers (the part of the neck where last mane hairs grow) and are very friendly towards humans, often filling in for assistance dogs. These minnies are not actually a breed, as a few horse breeds can be called Miniature horses because of their height - such as Falabella or the South African Miniature horse. Since these miniature ponies are too small to be ridden even by children, they can be trained for driving, agility or just spend their days as a family pet and companion animal being as adorable and beautiful horses as they are.

Below, we have compiled a list of the most fluffy, cute horses that could melt even the most hardened heart. And no, these tiny steeds are not baby horses, or foals, these are full grown beasts.

P.S.: If you are seriously considering of buying a miniature horse to keep as a pet, remember that this is still a horse that needs plenty of space for grazing and can still show natural fight or flight instincts. So as with every other kind of pet, prior knowledge to the equine needs are required.

#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 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years ago

melts my heart

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#12 Just A Dwarf Mini Horse

Just A Dwarf Mini Horse

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AninditaSarkar 3 years ago

Haha. He looks like a ninja!!

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#13 Miniature Horse

Miniature Horse

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GingerDFreemyer 3 years ago

Like yours Dave

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#14 Little And Big Friends

Little And Big Friends

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Rism 3 years ago

Velvety black, seems warm

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#15 Miniature Horse

Miniature Horse

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AngieGerrelli 3 years ago

That is just so darned cute!!

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#16 Little Friends

Little Friends

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BAnnKriquetteSimpson-Chappelle 3 years ago

I am dying of cute!

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#17 Meet Mini Horse

Meet Mini Horse

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DellisKalac 3 years ago

Love the Mini electric fence!

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#18 Mini Horse With Dog

Mini Horse With Dog

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sgardner54@yahoo.com 3 years ago

Omg precious look how tiny it is next to a Great Dane. Love it

#19 Apparently Mini-mini Horses Are A Thing

Apparently Mini-mini Horses Are A Thing

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sneakcollector 3 years ago

oh, a nano-horse ;)

#20 Tiny Horse Sleeps With His Teddy Bear

Tiny Horse Sleeps With His Teddy Bear

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ElizabethHill 3 years ago

I want them all! I will be the first mini horse crazylady!!,

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#21 My Mom's Mini-horse Got Into The House And Stole A Banana

My Mom's Mini-horse Got Into The House And Stole A Banana

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Rhon 3 years ago

Short on stature big on cheek!

#22 Best Friends

Best Friends

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JanetStevenson 3 years ago

This is one of the sweetest photos of the mini horse

#23 Real-life Cute My Little Pony Mr P.

Real-life Cute My Little Pony Mr P.

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Joannechrisco 3 years ago

Is horse napping illegal in ALL 50 states?

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#24 Tiny Fuzzy Horse

Tiny Fuzzy Horse

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CarlaDacon 3 years ago

I love this pic....i just want to 'nuzzle' him!

#25 Dwarf Miniature Horse Called Koda

Dwarf Miniature Horse Called Koda

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#26 Baby Enstein - A Tiny Miniature Horse

Baby Enstein - A Tiny Miniature Horse

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#27 Mini Horse And Mini Human - So Cute I May Cry

Mini Horse And Mini Human - So Cute I May Cry

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#28 Rembrandt And Little Sundance Share The Pedestal

Rembrandt And Little Sundance Share The Pedestal

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#29 A Mini Horse Broke Its Leash And Wandered Into Our Work

A Mini Horse Broke Its Leash And Wandered Into Our Work

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sgardner54@yahoo.com 3 years ago

That's awesome

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#30 Mini Horse Nay-bors

Mini Horse Nay-bors

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Skye Iron 2 years ago

Most of these aren't actually mini horses. They are mini ponies. A mini horse looks like a small version of a horse and while the "official" classification for a pony is 14.2 hands and under, this is a completely human concept. Ponies are pot bellied with thick necks and short heads with short legs disproportionate to their body. A horse is more streamlined and proportionate. There are many HORSES that are under 14.2 hands and are classified as ponies but have the physical structure of and therefore ARE horses despite what so-called "horse professionals" say. There aren't many actual ponies that actually reach 14.2 hands.

#31 Mini Horse In The Ring

Mini Horse In The Ring

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#32 Baby Miniture Horse

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#33 Scooby Boo The Mini Horse And Bear The Newfie Visiting Elderly

Scooby Boo The Mini Horse And Bear The Newfie Visiting Elderly

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Snarkygal 3 years ago

Love the shoes on the mini horse! So cute :-)

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#34 Mini Horses Playing Follow The Leader

Mini Horses Playing Follow The Leader

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#35 Nap Time For Shiloh Buck Skin Appaloosa 11 And 1/2 Lbs. At Birth

Nap Time For Shiloh Buck Skin Appaloosa 11 And 1/2 Lbs. At Birth

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sgardner54@yahoo.com 3 years ago

The precious little baby

#36 Symon

Symon

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#37 Brittish Spotted And American Miniature Mix And Me! Her Name Is Doll. And Yes Her Mane Is Curly

Brittish Spotted And American Miniature Mix And Me! Her Name Is Doll. And Yes Her Mane Is Curly

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#38 A Little Girl With Her Little Horse

A Little Girl With Her Little Horse

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DeboraKemp 3 years ago

I love those little horses 3198 never heard of them I want one

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