Equis ISSN 2398-2977

American Miniature Horse

Contributor(s): Bob Langrish


  • American Miniature   American Miniature Horse  .
    General information
  • A unique breed.
  • Must have the conformation and characteristics of the larger breeds.
  • Agile and strong.
  • Intelligent.
  • Adore attention.
  • Any horse under 8.3 hh is eligible for registration.
  • English and Dutch mine ponies -> Shetland Pony   Shetland Pony  -> Falabella   Falabella  .
    Principal uses
  • Pets.
  • Registered.

Biologic Data

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Further Reading


Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Glegg P D et al (2001) Scapulohumeral osteoarthritis in 20 Shetland ponies, miniature horses and Falabella ponies. Vet Rec 148, 175-179.

Other sources of information

  • Uhlinger C (1999) The care of miniature horses (and miniature horse owners). NAVC Proceedings. pp135-7.
  • Hendricks B L (1995) International Encyclopedia of Horse Breeds. University of Oklahoma Press. ISBN 8-8061-2753-8.
  • Hartley Edwards E (1994) The Encyclopedia of the Horse. Dorling Kindersley. ISBN 1-7513-011-59.


  • The American Miniature Horse Association, 2908 SE Loop 820, Fort Worth, TX 76140, USA.
  • British Horse Society, British Equestrian Center, Stoneleigh, Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 2LR, UK.