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 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 of the equine needs is required.