Okay, this guy’s a Clydesdale and a little tall for the miniature registries. But miniature horses are still horses. The original breeding stock came from the ‘pit’ ponies or Shetland ponies used the coal mines in Wales and England. Their descendants still exhibit impressive strength for their size, and our ponies often surprise people with what they can pull and carry.
Janette raises registered miniature horses as well as some Shetland crosses, and uses them to introduce children to the joy of riding, driving, grooming, and handling ponies. Many of her animals have been to the county fair, summer camp for handicapped children, nursing homes, and farm education events for elementary students. They are 28-36 inches tall, and gentle and friendly.