Smaller Breeds


Study: Hay Helps Shetland Ponies Adapt to Winter Conditions

January 05, 2018

Ponies that didn't receive extra hay adapted to the available food supply, but could also be at risk for health issues.... Read More


New Method of Fixing Fractures in Small Equids

June 13, 2017

A special splint and cast can produce good fracture healing and pasture soundness in ponies, donkeys, and small horses.... Read More


How Old is My Pony?

September 14, 2016

I have a pony who is a rescue, and I have no idea how old he is. How can I estimate his age? ... Read More


Inbred Horses Help Scientists Identify IBH Gene Locations

August 11, 2016

Researchers studied a group of related Exmoor ponies to find the chromosomes that could carry IBH-related genes.... Read More


12 Miniature Horse Health Risks

July 26, 2016

While small in size, Minis have the same health needs and risks as other breeds, as well as a number of unique issues. ... Read More


Genetic Disorders: Breed by Breed

February 11, 2015

By knowing what conditions certain horses are predisposed to, owners and breeders can take preventive steps.... Read More


Testing Available for Dwarfism Gene in Miniature Horses

April 24, 2014

The tests can identify for four aggrecan gene mutations associated with dwarfism in Miniature Horses. ... Read More


Researchers Study Connemara Hoof Wall Separation Syndrome

November 30, 2013

The recently discovered hoof condition can strike Connemara ponies down before they reach weanling age.... Read More

The tallest living horse is Big Jake, a Belgian gelding, who measured 20 hands, 2.75 inches, without shoes, at Smokey Hollow Farms in Poynette, Wis., on Jan. 19, 2010.


Equine World Records Reviewed

November 14, 2013 staff has collected a sampling of some of the most interesting horse-related world records.... Read More


Poll Recap: Mini Matters

July 30, 2013

Of the 705 respondents, 49% (374 voters) said they own or have owned a Miniature Horse.... Read More


Maximizing Mini Health

July 01, 2013

Miniature Horses might be small, but their health needs are just as sizable as their full-sized counterparts.... Read More


Illinois Bill Allows Miniature Horses as Service Animals

May 17, 2012

The Illinois Senate has passed legislation designating miniature horses as recognized service animals. ... Read More


California Fund for Retired Horses Passed

December 16, 2007

California took a first step toward helping more horses after their racing years with the final approval of a new fund to support the state's equine retirement facilities.

During a meeting held Dec. 14 in Inglewood, the California Horse Racing... Read More


Help Us Help Horses

March 01, 2007

Did you know that the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) is the world's largest professional asso-ciation of equine veterinarians? Did you also know that the AAEP has a Foundation? The AAEP Foundation was created and established as... Read More


Saddlebred Rescue Needs Help Identifying Horses

January 27, 2007

Saddlebred Rescue is asking all Saddlebred trainers, breeders and owners for their help in identifying rescued Saddlebred horses. The majority of the horses taken in by the rescue group are bought at auction. The horses are almost always put... Read More


Cooperative Extension Service Launches Horse Care Web Site

November 03, 2006

With information ranging from finding the best horse for your child to riding techniques to horse diseases, nutrition, and care, HorseQuest brings the "best of the best" university research-based information on horses to Americans via its... Read More

Article Offers Nelson Horse Watering System in October Giveaway

October 09, 2006

The year-long Tenth Anniversary Year celebration continues at, and again this month, more than 300 people will win prizes in the "Ten-a-Day Everyday Giveaway." In addition to giving away ten prizes every day in October, the Web... Read More


Fire Relief in Arizona and Colorado

August 01, 2002

Hundreds of horses have been displaced by wildfires that spread across Colorado and Arizona throughout June. Various members of the horse industry have offered support through their time and donations.

At press time, an estimated 320 horses... Read More


NRHA Million Dollar Sire Topsail Cody Dies

March 03, 2002

National Reining Horse Association Hall of Fame stallion and Million Dollar Sire, Topsail Cody, died February 23 from colic. Foaled in 1977, Topsail Cody won the 1980 National Reining Horse Association Futurity, then earned the American Quarter... Read More


Questions of Balance

October 10, 2001

There is no consensus on "alternative" or "complementary" approaches to equine health care. In fact, it would be hard to find a more controversial topic. For every "expert" who terms acupuncture, chiropractic, and other new therapies... Read More


Narcolepsy in Horses

February 01, 2001

I am requesting information regarding narcolepsy. I haven't found any sources with any information. ... Read More


Colorado Horse Owners Fight Back

January 01, 2001

Following a far-reaching campaign to educate citizens of Colorado on the dangers of reclassifying the horse as a companion animal, the state did not see this issue on the 2000 ballot as had been predicted. There was an abundance of animal rights... Read More