When I was in highschool, I went to the local vocational school and took a 2 year equine science program. They messed with standardbred race horses, but we learned everything from basic care to wound/disease treatment, to starting horses, to actually racing and beyond! That was the best class any beginner could have ever taken. Thanks to those classes, I very rarely have to have the vet out for any reason unless it is a severe colic or something that needs major medical attention.
You know how to make a miniature horse even smaller? Leave them in the dryer a little longer!
"Don't ever regret something that once made you smile"