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The American Miniature Horse


It is a breed of miniature horses that originated in the United States. Fruit of the crossing of several breeds of small horses or ponies (Shetlands, Welsh Mountain, Arabian Thoroughbred ...), the breed has been stabilized since the 1950s.


It measures on average between 78 and 86 cm and must be the replica of a horse in reduced size; well proportioned . It is therefore possible to meet several "types" of minis, thus similar to breeds of light horses (Spanish, Arab, Quarter ...), which makes the breeding of these horses all the more interesting. Miniature horses take 90% of their size in the first year , this express growth requires serious dietary monitoring in order to avoid deficiencies.

Here is a table of the average AMHA growth curve:

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