Miniature horse, over the mini mark??

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    04-18-2011, 05:58 PM
Miniature horse, over the mini mark??

I have recently measured both my horses, and I have realized that Star is over the mini mark.
What does this make him, a Shetland pony, or a just a pony?? He's only like one or two inches over.
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    04-18-2011, 06:02 PM
Minis and Shetlands are not the same thing. The registration for AMHA prohibits horses over a certain height, but he can certainly still be a miniature.
    04-18-2011, 06:14 PM
How tall is Star then, definitely over 38" ?
How did you go about measuring your minis, if you don't mind me asking?

Equiniphile is right, he is still a miniature, just a bit taller one....
He is still adorable, and looks very handsome in his driving gear!

    04-19-2011, 12:50 PM

I try my best to make them stand square, and measure from the hoof to the withers. Is that okay??
    04-19-2011, 04:51 PM
Yes, sounds like you know what you are doing then.

Guess the only tips I have are to make sure you have them stand on a flat, level surface, and measure from the "hoof" up to the last hairs on the mane.
I also make sure to measure mine right after they have been trimmed by the farrier.
Are you using a measuring stick with a level arm, or just trying to eyeball it?

It is surprising how much difference you can get in your height measurement, so I also measure the same horse a few times and take the average....
But if you are not worried about them being registered I would not make a big deal of it.
If you are though, and you think they are close, it's worth the bit of effort.

    04-19-2011, 04:59 PM
These guys are not registered, and we are not planing on it. I have a tape measure that is flexible and I do my best with it. Thanks so much. He measures in about 30
    04-19-2011, 05:04 PM
Ah well, then it is not a big deal.
If he is just 30", he would be considered an A miniature, 34" and under.
B's are 34" to 38".
Any way, definitely no where near being over sized.

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