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01-06-07, 01:10 PM

Just wondering if anyone shows miniature horses or ponies. I am thinking about this and keen to hear any hints or advice. info on the differences between showing ponies or horses and what to look for when purchasing one. Which ones do best in the show ring, colours, sizes etc. Any info appreciated thanks.

01-06-07, 01:20 PM
Hi, i show & breed Mini Horses.

Check out these sites, you'll get a good idea on the difference & whats out there.







Basically go for a Mini thats true to type, the 1st link has a description on each type.

Go for conformation over colour, height is important as well, but Foundations (Small Horse) is still acceptable show/breeding animals.

Bloodlines, well it really depends, im not too fussed but i do like the Sterling Paper Moneys, hence i have 2 colts by him, lol, my stud link is the 4th link, so you can see what i have.

But showing is great fun, i love it!

Word of advice, they are addictive!!!

01-06-07, 02:00 PM
Hi, thanks jamaica for that info. Your horses are beautiful.

02-06-07, 04:44 AM
Trixie I am assuming you want to get into miniature horses. If so go to the website www.mhaa.com.au (miniature horse association of Aust). That will tell you exactly what to look for and will give a link to your state web site. Or if you want to show miniature ponies the society is AMPS not sure if they have a website but you could google it and find out.Dont be fooled these little horse can take as much work as a normal size horse but are fantastic as companions and for those who no longer wish to ride or for those who want to learn horsemanship from the ground level.Good luck.

02-06-07, 07:29 AM
I judged Mini horses one day at an Ag Show, the horses were beautiful and there was an outstanding winner that just cleaned up, however ...... the handler ( male ) got down on his knees and kissed the cute little one on the nose every time it won a ribbon.

Sorry but just a tad weird if you ask me !!!


02-06-07, 08:18 AM

I dont know how you held back the laughter! I would have cracked!

Freds Mum
02-06-07, 10:54 AM
Depending on what State you are in there are a multitude of mini societies out there! Find one that you like the sound of and ask as many questions as you like!
I've been showing Mini Horses for a few years and find it a fun and rewarding past time.

04-06-07, 07:32 AM
I am fessing up I am guity of kissing Alfie on the forehead when he does well and this has occured in the ring. At Red Hill Alfie won champion and little Badger Alfie 's paddock mate got reserve so the judge would of seen very good competitive nature as I kissed and praised both horses.