Mini Horses

Little but mighty…

Horse 300

My name is Cookie and I’m a registered miniature horse.

No I’m not critically endangered but I am a therapy horse.  

I love to have visitors pet me and feed me carrots, apples or peppermints. Please remember to bring these for me when you come to visit, ok?

Diamond 300

My name is Diamond and I’m Cookie’s companion.  

No I’m not critically endangered either but I am a therapy horse and a Diva so this is my close up!  Aren’t I a cutie?

I love to be loved!  Pet me, brush me, braid my hair and feed me carrots, apples or peppermints. I love to eat so I’m always on a diet, but feed me anyway, ok?

What Do Minis Need?
  • Farrier – Minis need their feet trimmed every six to eight weeks = $20/month.
  • Dental – Minis need their teeth checked and floated on a yearly basis = $200/year.
  • Vet – Minis need the same yearly vaccinations as big horses in your region = $300/year.
  • Worming – Minis need to be wormed on a regular basis = $5/month.
  • Feed – Minis need a quality hay and some type of grain or pellet with vitamins on a daily basis = $50/month.
  • Salt – Minis need free access to salt = $20/year
  • Water – Minis need free access to clean, fresh water.
  • Shelter – Minis need free access to adequate shelter.
  • Grooming – Minis need to be brushed to keep their skin and coats healthy.  Their long winter hair can trap debris and house fungus and parasites. Their feet need to be cleaned at least twice a week to prevent disease = $10/month for supplies
  • Companionship– Horses are herd animals, they need at least one other equine or livestock friend.

 

Annual Cost for each Miniature Horse is at least $1,560 if there are no veterinary emergencies, no training, no repairs to pasture fencing or shelter and no equipment to purchase.