The Miniature Horse
The American Miniature is a bred downsized version of the full sized horse.
They are colored in every conceivable horse color and pattern. The modern American Miniature Horse is proportioned very much like his full sized predecessor, the Arabian, Quarter Horse, Appaloosa, and Paint Horse, as well as the Hackney and Shetland Pony. They are shown in hand, driven as a pleasure cart horse, a formal driving horse, a roadster and shown by a handler in trail classes, and as a hunter and a jumper over fences. The costumes that the horses allow themselves to be decked with demonstrate their remarkably good nature, which makes them an ideal companion.
There are two registries for the Miniature Horse:
The American Miniature Horse Association
5601 South Interstate 35W, Alvarado, TX 76009
The American Miniature Horse Registry
818 Queenswood Road, Morton, IL 61550
Magazines that cater to the Miniature Horse enthusiast are:
Miniature Horse World
Official publication of AMHA -- address above.
Miniature Horse Voice
P.O. Box 857, Loris, SC 29569
Official publication of the AMHR -- address above.
Jumping Miniature Horse