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Do you or have you ever owned a Miniature Horse?

Yes
49%
347
No
51%
358

Total votes cast: 705

Comments & Write-in Answers

minis are the best

7/28/2013 10:12:12 PM

but have played happily with a few.

7/28/2013 9:59:33 PM

Owned? No. Cared for? Yes.

7/28/2013 9:15:20 PM

ever owned a miniature horse

7/28/2013 9:05:46 PM

They're so sweet!

7/28/2013 4:48:25 PM

well I own half a mini horse, actually a mini mule owns me, does that count as a mini horse?

7/28/2013 11:56:23 AM

I have 5 miniature horses...they are broke single or double hitch...and are very enjoyable.

7/28/2013 9:15:26 AM

Two beautiful and loving white minis....Zippy and Trinket, Both are parade/cart ponies.

7/27/2013 6:22:05 PM

Wonderful companion, baby sitter to my senior horse

7/27/2013 6:52:47 AM

Have had full-sized horses for over 63 years; minis for nearly 30; would never be w/o a miniature!!

7/27/2013 1:23:05 AM

I own 13 & 1 mini donkey

7/26/2013 11:30:35 PM

Would love to though.

7/26/2013 11:07:53 PM

I wish! They are so adorable.

7/26/2013 7:08:56 PM

I have 3 adorable minis. Mom, dad, and daughter.

7/26/2013 4:16:54 PM

Thinking of getting one to keep a senior horse company since he can't be in with the big boys.

7/26/2013 12:24:55 PM

i raise and show

7/26/2013 12:03:39 PM

My minis are Arabian type and have pronounced dishes. I love them.

7/26/2013 12:01:21 PM

Just rescued my first mini last year. Love doing agiliy with her.

7/26/2013 10:58:19 AM

Would love to own one!

7/26/2013 10:52:56 AM

Minis are Smarter than big horses-have owned many breeds of big horses over 70 yrs.Minis are special

7/26/2013 10:24:55 AM

The barn I board at has a miniature - is driven in a cart and looks fantastic-groomed/exercised well

7/26/2013 2:21:14 AM

3 minis. Our big guy'll take on any big horse--might need a step stool, but he's all heart.

7/26/2013 1:25:27 AM

Full attittude in 1/4 the size... will take on our 16.1 saddlebred cross...

7/26/2013 1:00:20 AM

Minis are wonderful!

7/25/2013 11:35:12 PM

I own 15 Miniature's and 3 Quarter Horse's Love the Little ones .

7/25/2013 10:16:09 PM

My rescue mini brings such joy to all at the barn, to people she meets in public and to fans on FB.

7/25/2013 10:07:40 PM

I want to own one

7/25/2013 7:13:48 PM

Minis are the best They are so eager to please, willing to work and have such great a sense of humor

7/25/2013 7:03:04 PM

20 plus

7/25/2013 6:02:48 PM

No; I have 2 mini donks!

7/25/2013 5:22:19 PM

Would like to tho.

7/25/2013 5:15:27 PM

I like them.

7/25/2013 4:55:41 PM

Our mini gave my son the experience and confidence to handle our Quarter Horses. We love her!

7/25/2013 3:30:07 PM

Love them to death

7/25/2013 1:44:55 PM

Love them like potato chips can't just have one :-)

7/25/2013 1:36:24 PM

Yes and I love them so much that I am selling my full size horse and just keeping minis.

7/25/2013 12:32:28 PM

Love love love minis!!! would never own another breed, so calm and easy to deal with :)

7/25/2013 12:28:56 PM

The breed is so incredibly intelligent and easy to work with..

7/25/2013 12:25:51 PM

I switched to minis after I was told not to ride horses because of injuries sustained in a car accid

7/25/2013 11:42:13 AM

Yes! I drive a Miniature Horse because heart isn't measured in hands.

7/25/2013 11:12:25 AM

Breeding and training minis for 25 years. We enjoy driving our 6 horse hitch of mini.

7/25/2013 11:07:44 AM

Have 23 wonderful minis and shetland ponies

7/25/2013 11:04:32 AM

have 4 minis

7/25/2013 10:55:42 AM

Too many skeletal and neurological deformities

7/25/2013 10:47:18 AM

Love, love, love our minis! Great for kids - our Mini Whinnies 4-H club has 51 members this year!

7/25/2013 10:45:15 AM

I own both.

7/25/2013 10:42:34 AM

Four!

7/25/2013 10:25:13 AM

miniature donkey

7/25/2013 10:12:02 AM

They can go where no big horse can go.

7/25/2013 10:09:57 AM

Owned one, once.

7/25/2013 10:07:13 AM

Miniature horse or smaller than average pony?

7/25/2013 9:56:08 AM

miniature Shetland pony mare= a devil on 4 legs

7/25/2013 7:53:52 AM

Love them and they are very good for my kids to learn horsemanship.

7/25/2013 7:30:00 AM

I just love my Catala Bobbykins!!!

7/25/2013 5:22:27 AM

A lot easier to handle than the big guys!!

7/25/2013 3:17:21 AM

love them !!!!

7/25/2013 12:55:10 AM

Yes! Show & drive them (& on trails). Easy to train and don't have the attitude of a pony.

7/25/2013 12:36:45 AM

Minis RULE!!!!!

7/25/2013 12:17:43 AM

i have 8 mares, one stallion and 1 gelding..love them all

7/24/2013 11:56:13 PM

Love my 3 trail driving minis that also perform tricks at charity events. BIG FUN!

7/24/2013 11:52:12 PM

Have owned minis for 10 years! Love them!

7/24/2013 10:22:48 PM

Nor do I intend to

7/24/2013 9:33:59 PM

Owning Shetland Poines is bad enought, talk about attitude.

7/24/2013 9:33:27 PM

ive owned the same two minis for 20 years

7/24/2013 9:03:46 PM

I love the Miniature horses.

7/24/2013 8:59:32 PM

My Mini Joey is a great companion to my pinto.

7/24/2013 8:59:31 PM

I actually care for a mare and a gelding for a friend, but it's as if they were mine!

7/24/2013 8:52:59 PM

After having Arabians for 30 years, we transitioned to miniatures as we grew older.

7/24/2013 8:29:06 PM

Minis are the best!!

7/24/2013 8:10:02 PM

Yes! And they are more fun than one can imagine unless you own one and do things with it!!!

7/24/2013 8:03:23 PM

100 miniatures in our breeding program. 9 breeding stallions. 20-25 goals per year.

7/24/2013 7:41:19 PM

Not the breed for me.

7/24/2013 7:30:46 PM

I have3 minis and 1 mini donkey, they all are very friendly. One of my minis pull a cart, it lots of

7/24/2013 7:11:31 PM

I currently have 3 and LOVE them even more than the big horses!!!!!!

7/24/2013 7:03:34 PM

I have owned both minis and big horses, I have to say I love my minis more, I do more with them.

7/24/2013 6:39:00 PM

I have 8 miniatures. Some drive, some show at halter.

7/24/2013 6:21:15 PM

Yes, have owned up to 45 at once.

7/24/2013 6:06:48 PM

I was interested untill I did the research on them then I changed my mind on them

7/24/2013 6:02:24 PM

I have 3!!!

7/24/2013 5:21:46 PM

Two. Friendly, brilliant, fun, easy, companions to Arab colt.

7/24/2013 4:47:39 PM

Love them.

7/24/2013 4:38:10 PM

I'd train it to do lots of neat things.

7/24/2013 4:27:23 PM

3 VSE horses and 1 VSE donkey

7/24/2013 3:40:14 PM

But I sure would like to.

7/24/2013 3:21:42 PM

We adopted a mini form epona horse rescue :)

7/24/2013 3:11:25 PM

We use them for a 4-H Club where the kids learn all about horses.

7/24/2013 3:02:21 PM

Yes about 80 - 100

7/24/2013 2:42:23 PM

Might as well own a dog and they are more loyal

7/24/2013 2:28:47 PM

I would like to though!

7/24/2013 2:25:07 PM

I own 5 , love them!!

7/24/2013 2:22:08 PM

After 3 i finally have a nice one!!

7/24/2013 2:16:01 PM

Our first horse was a mini, and we have had one ever since. Great for kids, as we have city horses

7/24/2013 2:09:20 PM

Have two

7/24/2013 2:04:40 PM

I had a darling mini mule. He was a rescue and we so sad when we lost him last year.

7/24/2013 2:01:36 PM

as a companion for a blind mare

7/24/2013 2:00:46 PM

Haven't had the pleasure, but would not turn down the opportunity if it arose!

7/24/2013 1:56:26 PM

I said yes, does a minature donkey count???

7/24/2013 1:42:10 PM

Love, love, love them!!!

7/24/2013 1:15:15 PM

(Not YET!!!)

7/24/2013 1:12:12 PM

10yr old mini mare named Dusky

7/24/2013 12:58:57 PM

Mini mule 20 yrs

7/24/2013 12:44:14 PM

Have one now, pesky little bugger that he is. Goes through or under the fences constantly.

7/24/2013 12:38:42 PM

They are wonderful to have around.

7/24/2013 12:18:21 PM

after having mini horses I wont go back to larger horses, minis are easier for me to get along with.

7/24/2013 12:15:45 PM

I own mini's as well as drafts. The mini's are hardy, healthy and a more manageable size.

7/24/2013 12:04:17 PM

I own six of my own and live on a breeding farm of 20+.

7/24/2013 12:02:19 PM

I'm waiting until I get too old and infirm to get on the big ones. Then I'll downsize! :)

7/24/2013 11:55:27 AM

I own 8 Miniature horses and have adopted 10 dwarf Miniature Horses over that last 17 years.

7/24/2013 11:44:20 AM

would like to

7/23/2013 11:59:26 PM

own one now

7/23/2013 9:44:56 PM

I have mini donkeys

7/23/2013 8:33:51 PM

He did the trimmin...

7/23/2013 8:07:13 PM

Too many problems... hyperlipidemia, dental etc

7/23/2013 5:28:07 PM

I have 3 of them; one is 20 YO & have had him since 6 mths old!

7/23/2013 1:40:20 PM

and she firmly believes she is the alpha mare when with our full sized herd....

7/23/2013 1:23:39 PM

love them

7/23/2013 1:19:35 PM

One, offered to me by a breeder who was downsizing & getting rid of her geldings

7/23/2013 12:38:11 PM

While cute they require too much management to stay healthy

7/23/2013 12:06:30 PM

I think they are creepy & unnatural, and disproportioned

7/23/2013 11:07:07 AM

They are cute and I love to see them driving, but I've always wanted riding horses.

7/23/2013 8:50:02 AM

I enjoy riding and I'm too big to ride a mini

7/23/2013 7:41:53 AM

I own three. Love 'em!

7/23/2013 3:17:30 AM

big attitudes on short legs

7/23/2013 12:13:09 AM