Photos by Sue Weaver
We have Miniature Horses at our house, four of them, in fact. But ours arenâ€™t teeny, tiny horses; theyâ€™re cobby girl (thatâ€™s a nice word for short-legged and tubby) and 36 inches tall.
Big minis like ours or the teeniest of tiny horses, most Miniature Horses are registered with one (or both) of two organizations: theÂ American Miniature Horse RegistryÂ and theÂ American Miniature Horse Association; check â€˜em out!
Some teensy Miniature Horses are dwarfs, like the famous Thumbalina (she raises lots of money for charityâ€”way to go, Thumbalina!) and Koda, a tiny dwarf horse from Australia.
Some teeny-weenies are just as small but theyâ€™re proportionate like the minis our friends Gib and Melba Mullins raise at Ridgerunner Miniature Horses in Bakersfield, Missouri. Thatâ€™s Dad at their Web site petting a colt named Gunny; Gunny didnâ€™t come up to Dadâ€™s knees!
A few weeks ago Mom and Dad took pictures of the newest itty-bitty Ridgerunner colt, Ridgerunnerâ€™s Bubbas Heir To The Throne. Thatâ€™s a long name for an itty-bitty horse, so they call him Slick.
Slickâ€™s dad, Bubba (Ridgerunnerâ€™s Moonlight Bay) is only 26 inches tall! Thatâ€™s how big Slick will be when heâ€™s all grown up (heâ€™s destined to be a Ridgerunner breeding stallion too). Here are some of the pictures Mom took. Donâ€™t you wish you had a teensy horse like Slick? Mom does too!Â Â