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Miniature Horse
Miniature horse
 is determined height and is not a breed. They are less than 36" as measured at the last hairs of the mane, called the withers.They are not ponies, and retain horse characteristics and are considered horses. They have various colors and coat patterns.

Miniature horses are friendly and interact well with people. A very small number of them have been trained as service animals to assist the blind, the same as a guide dog does. To learn more and see some cute photo go to the Guide Horse Foundation.
While miniature horses can be trained to work indoors, they are still real horses and are healthier when allowed to live outdoors when not working with humans.

They are generally quite hardy, often living longer on average than some full-sized horse. The average life span of miniature horse's is from 25 to 35 years.

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