Miniature Horses

Minniature Horses are found all over the world, and there are many different colors and styles of Miniature Horses. This smaller version of a horse as been bred to be much shorter that common horses. Miniature Horses are usually under 38 inches tall at maturity, and are separated into two classes depending on their height. Miniature Horses under 34 inches tall fall into Class A, and horses 34 to 38 inches tall are in Class B.

Miniature Horses were popular pets among royalty in sixteenth-century Europe. Later, they were used as valuable workhorses, often seen pulling carts through coal mines in both Europe and the United States. Miniature Horses can pull up to ten times their own weight.

Miniature Horses commonly live to be 25 – 35 years old, but some have been reported to live to the age of 50! Depending on their size, Miniature Horses can weigh anywhere from 150 to 350 pounds. They thrive on grasses and grains, and make excellent lawn mowers. Hay can be substituted when fresh grass is not available.

Today, Miniature Horses are being used to guide blind people, so as to increase the number of guide animals available for the blind. They may be preferred to traditional guide dogs, especially for blind persons wanting a companion animal with a longer lifespan, or those who are allergic to dogs. The Guide Horse Foundation has been working with guide horses since 1999.

Take a trip to a working farm!

The Eveland Family Farm is an 80-acre site in the northern Twin Cities suburbs. Located just 30 minutes from Minneapolis, we are open by appointment throughout the year, and have seasonal hours for pumpkin picking, fall decorations, farm tours and hay rides.
Eveland Family Farm's Fainting Goat