We went to go see my dad's friend who has miniature horses. She has 16!!! Then 2 ponies and a normal sized foal. I forgot the breed as I wasn't really paying attention to her in particular but the owner said she should grow to about 13 hands.
Anyway, it was GREAT to see and hear about them! There were things I never knew about them, like how little grain they actually need, and that they can lock themselves inside if they scratch their butt on the door and close it.
They told me to feed more hay in the winter though, which I think makes sense. We live in Maine so it gets pretty cold, and she said to feed a flake of hay each to keep them chewing and warm. She also said NOT to heat the barn so that they grow their winter coat.
I forgot to ask her- is it okay if I cut their mane though in the winter? Just in front of their eyes. Hers were SO fuzzy I don't know how they were able to see!