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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

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Little Bear - 16yo (2003) 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.

Sponsored by: Bonnie Caruthers, Canyon, Texas