Baby Miniature Horse On the Loose!

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This video is perfect for Friday’s animal blogging tradition. Barely larger than a cat (the traditional subject of animal blogging), this miniature horse foal is just. so. cute! Have I mentioned recently that I really want a pony? No? Well, miniature horses are NOT ponies, and for the record, I’d like to say that I DO want a miniature horse — they are so small that they can live in my apartment comfortably and they can be house-broken. [0:54].

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0 Responses to Baby Miniature Horse On the Loose!

  1. Bob O'H says:

    How good is it at catching mice, though?

  2. CyberLizard says:

    Thanks, now I’ve got yet another topic to go googling for. Those are damn cute! How hardy are they? I’ve got two kids.

  3. JPS says:

    “miniature horses are NOT ponies”
    If ponies aren’t miniature horses what are they, whats the difference?
    Whats the going price for a miniature horse?

  4. Dave S. says:

    Generally speaking ponies have slightly different features than horses…proportionally shorter faces and legs, stockier builds, longer hair. But they are also sometimes defined as any member of E. caballus shorter than 150 cm at the withers. So, sometimes a distinction is made, sometimes not.

  5. daedalus2u says:

    Miniature horses are excellent guide animals. In some respects superior to dogs.
    http://www.guidehorse.com/