Miniature horse

Originally bred for companionship to Europe's nobility, miniature horses today make great service animals. Even though they are small, miniature horses excel at driving, halter, jumping, obstacles, and other events. 

Fast Facts

  • According to the American Miniature Horse Association, a miniature horse is only considered a miniature horse if it does not exceed a height of 34 inches at the withers.
  • Miniature horses are the smallest recorded horse.
  • Miniature horses can live up to one-third longer than average horses.

Scientific name

Equus ferus caballus
Range  North America and Europe
Conservation status Least concern
Diet Herbivore
Zoo name(s) Little Man
Zoo location The Loop 

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