Adorable and fun-sized, these tiny equines
excel at driving and in-hand sports. BY KIM KLIMEK
A Mini History Lesson
Miniature Horse ownership may be a stretch for some, but with the American Miniature Horse, it doesn’t have to be. The Miniature Horse is as versatile,
beautiful and lovable as his full-size equine
cousins, but generally comes with a more
practical price tag and upkeep.
Historically speaking, small equines like
Miniature Horses are believed to have
resulted from harsh climates with limited
resources. Later, Miniature Horses were
often bred as pets (particularly for royalty),
for mining work and for many other reasons.
The first known import of a Miniature
Horse to the United States was in 1888,