So you are thinking about buying your very first Miniature Horse!
This is a time of excitement for you and you would like it to be a good experience. So amongst all the excitement, lets not forget to do your homework first, before buying. As a future horse owner, it is your responsibility to do your homework before bringing your fuzzy bundle of joy home.
Miniature Horses may be small and oh so cute but they do deserve our respect and they require our commitment for their caring. Just like in any new relationship, when you buy a horse, you will be making a big commitment of time, money and emotion.
Miniature Horses eat about the same as regular size horses, only in smaller amounts, plus a good quality hay.
Good horse fencing is very important to protect your horse from stray dogs and wild animals.
If you have a stall for your horse, it will need to be cleaned every day. If you don't have a place to turn your horse out every day, to run and play, then you should exercise them 30 minutes each day.
Daily brushing your horse is a good way to bond with your friend.
Hooves should be picked out each day. Regular Ferrier care every 6-8 weeks is required.
Horses need annual vaccinating and at the same time your vet can check your horse's teeth for floating.
Worming is important and should be done every other month. You should rotate the wormer.
Horses are herd animals. If you only have one and he seems to be lonely, you might want to look for a pasture buddy for him. Someone once said: Miniature Horses are like potato chips, you can't just have one.
Okay.. Do your homework, make your commitment and go out and find the love of your life!