Today’s Horse Facts: the Miniature Horse

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 Have you ever seen a Miniature Horse? Miniature Horses are found in many nations, particularly in Europe and the Americas. The title of Miniature Horse is determined by the height of the animal, which, depending on the particular breed registry involved, is usually less than 34–38 inches when it’s measured at the last hairs of the mane, which are found at the withers. Let’s see how you do in today’s T/F quiz:

  1. Miniature Horses have various colors and coat patterns.
  2. The average life span of Miniature Horses is from 15 to 20 years.
  3. There are two registries in the United States for Miniature Horses.
  4. The AMHA (The American Miniature Horse Association) was founded in 1978.
  5. The AMHA registers only Miniature Horses under 36 inches.
  6. The Miniature Horse breed is the product of nearly 400 years of selective breeding.
  7. Dwarfism is a concern within the Miniature Horse world.
  8. The oldest living horse on record was a Miniature Horse affected by dwarfism named Angel who lived with the Horse Protection Society of North Carolina and lived to be over 50.
  9. Miniature Horses grow to approximately 90 % of their adult height by the time that they are a year old.
  10. Foals are born weighing anywhere from 10 to 15 pounds, depending on their size.

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Let me know if you got at least eight of these questions correct. If so, then you are a Miniature Horse expert! Here are the answers:

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  2. F   The average life span of a Miniature Horse is from 25-35 years.
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  5. F   The AMHA registers only Miniature Horses under 34 inches.
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  10. F   Foals are born weighing anywhere from 12 to 25 pounds depending on their size

Well, do you know your horse facts about Miniature Horses? If you want to learn more, look up these other websites for you to check up on additional facts about the adorable Miniature Horse breed:

http://www.unicornerfarm.com/mini_horses/breed_info.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miniature_horse

http://www.scottcreek.com/mini-horse-facts.html

(All information in this blog is referenced from the above websites)

Happy riding!

Marsha

http://www.marshahubler.com

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