Our Miniature Horses
Interesting Facts About Miniature Horses:
There's not a national registry for minis; example AQHA & APHA.
Their height is measured by the last hair on their mane and not their withers.
Aside from dogs, mini horses are the most popular animal used for guide/service animals.
In terms of pulling capacity, minis are stronger than a standard sized horse.
They can pull 4x their body weight while standard horses can only pull 2x their weight.
Little Bear - 12 year old gelding came to Dove Creek in 2004 as a Christmas gift to Laurie from her husband. He had a big red bow on and was just over a year old. We almost lost Little Bear several years ago when he was bitten by a rattlesnake. It was touch and go for a night but he pulled through though not without some residual damage - a limp in his front right shoulder. Little Bear is a favorite of the young volunteers and definitely a legend at Dove Creek.