Miscellaneous Mini Horse & Pony Information

 

Historical Miniature Stallions -  foundation stallions in many of our pedigrees. With pictures!

Barn Plans - assortment of plans for barns.

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 Miniature Horse Growth Chart

Age in Months  Proportion of Mature Height

Example # 1

You have a 3-month-old foal, 25" tall. On a calculator:

  • Press 25
  • Press "divided by" sign
  • Press .80 (from proportion table)
  • Press =

The result is 31.25, therefore, the mature height is 31.25", give or take .5"

 

Example # 2

You have a 8-month-old foal, 25 1/4" tall. On a calculator:

  • Press 25.25
  • Press "divided by" sign
  • Press .87 (from proportion table)
  • Press =

The result is 29.02, therefore, the mature height is 29", give or take .5"

 

Example # 3

You have a 7-month-old foal, 28 3/4" tall. On a calculator:

  • Press 28.75
  • Press
  • Press .86 (from proportion table)
  • Press =

The result is 33.43, therefore, the mature height is 33.5", give or take .5"

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.65

.70

.77

.80

.82

.84

.85

.86

.87

.88

.90

.92

.94

.955

.97

.985

1.00

Other Measure Methods

  • Measure from the middle of the front knee to the coronet band (top) of the hoof. Multiply times 4 and add 1". Best done after 3 months of age.
  • Birth height plus 10 - 12". Example: 20" at birth, plus 10" = 30" (or plus 12" = 32").
  • Back leg, top of hock to ground x 2 + 2". Example: 16" x 2 = 32" + 2" = 34"

Another Measure Method

Projected Mature Height

28"

29"

30"

31"

32"

33"

34"

36"

Birth

18.20"

18.85"

19.50"

20.15"

20.80"

21.45"

21.95"

23.40"

One Month

19.60"

20.30"

21.00"

21.70"

22.40"

23.10"

23.80"

25.20"

Two Months

21.56"

22.33"

23.10"

23.87"

24.64"

25.41"

26.18"

27.72"

Three Months

22.40"

23.20"

24.00"

24.80"

25.60"

26.40"

27.20"

28.80"

Four Months

22.96"

23.78"

24.60"

25.42"

26.24"

27.06"

27.88"

29.52"

Five Months

23.52"

24.36"

25.20"

26.04"

26.88"

27.72"

28.56"

30.24"

Six Months

23.80"

24.65"

25.50"

26.35"

27.20"

28.05"

28.90"

30.60"

Seven Months

24.08"

24.94"

25.80"

26.66"

27.52"

28.38"

29.24"

30.96"

Eight Months

24.36"

25.23"

26.10"

26.97"

27.84"

28.71"

29.58"

31.32"

Nine Months

24.64"

25.52"

26.40"

27.28"

28.16"

29.04"

29.92"

31.68"

1 Year

25.20"

26.10"

27.00"

27.90"

28.80"

29.70"

30.60"

32.40"

Fifteen Months

25.76"

26.68"

27.60"

28.52"

29.44"

30.36"

31.29"

33.12"

Eighteen Months

26.32"

27.26"

28.20"

29.14"

30.08"

31.02"

31.96"

33.84"

Twenty-one Months

26.74"

27.70"

28.65"

29.61"

30.56"

31.52"

32.47"

34.38"

2 Years

27.16"

28.13"

29.10"

30.07"

31.04"

32.07"

32.98"

34.82"

Thirty Months

27.58"

28.57"

29.55"

30.54"

31.52"

32.51"

33.49"

35.46"

Thirty-Six Months

28.00"

29.00"

30.00"

31.00"

32.00"

33.00"

34.00"

36.00"

Chart is 90% accurate within 1/2" + or - 

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Weighing your Mini

Heart girth in inches = body weight in pounds

30" = 69.33 lbs. 44" = 253.85 lbs. 58" = 438.37 lbs.
31" = 82.51 lbs. 45" = 267.03 lbs. 59" = 451.55 lbs.
32" = 95.69 lbs. 46" = 280.21 lbs. 60" = 464.73 lbs.
33" = 108.87 lbs. 47" = 293.39 lbs. 61" = 477.91 lbs.
34" = 122.05 lbs. 48" = 306.57 lbs. 62" = 491.09 lbs.
35" = 135.23 lbs. 49" = 319.75 lbs. 63" = 504.27 lbs.
36" = 148.41 lbs. 50" = 332.93 lbs. 64" = 517.45 lbs.
37" = 161.59 lbs. 51" = 346.11 lbs. 65" = 530.63 lbs.
38" = 174.77 lbs. 52" = 359.29 lbs. 66" = 543.81 lbs.
39" = 187.95 lbs. 53" = 372.47 lbs. 67" = 556.99 lbs.
40" = 201.13 lbs. 54" = 385.65 lbs. 68" = 570.17 lbs.
41" = 214.31 lbs. 55" = 398.83 lbs. 69" = 583.35 lbs.
42" = 227.49 lbs. 56" = 412.01 lbs.  
43" = 240.67 lbs. 57" = 425.19 lbs.  

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Here is another weight system

Measure around the girth (Girth).
Measure from the point of shoulder to point of buttock (Length) in one straight line.
now use this formula...
Girth x Girth x Length = ? 
divided ? by 300 = weight of your horse in pounds.

EXAMPLE - Lets say that your horse is 36" around the girth, and 48" in length.
formula would look like...
36 x 36 x 48 = 62208.
62208 divided by 300 = 207.36 pounds.

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Homemade Fly Traps

Cut a plastic 2-litres soda bottle 1/4 down from the top. Invert top portion into bottom portion. Punch 4 holes at top, tie string (twine) to hold both portions together and hang. Add hamburger or fly bait (I filled the trap with 1" of sugar water and added a piece of ham.). Most flies are too stupid to find their way out!

 

 Homemade Fly Spray for Horses
Mix equal parts: Cider Vinegar - Dawn Blue Dishsoap - Water. Shake well and spray on horses.

 Another Homemade Fly Spray for Horses
1oz bottle citronella oil, 2oz.Skin So Soft (Avon), 1 cup vinegar, and 1 cup water. Mix all together in spray bottle and shake well, tends to separate so you must always shake. Avoid the eyes.

Yet Another Homemade Fly Spray for Horses

four 16-ounce bottles Avon "Skin So Soft" - 40 cc (about 5 tablespoons) pure eucalyptus oil -
enough white vinegar to make up one gallon

The biggest advantage to this spray is that it stays put, leaving a thin harmless film where the commercial stuff evaporates or sweats off. It smells good, too, and is economical. Unlike similar concoctions, it does not attract yellow jackets.

 Homemade Fly Wipe for Horses
Mix equal parts: Peppermint Mouthwash - Baby Oil

Note: some of these sprays & wipes have not been personally tested by L'il Beginnings!!! 

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 Horse Cookies

1 cup margarine
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup bran
1 tsp. baking soda
2 cups quick-cooking oats
1 cup diced carrots
1 cup diced apples

Cream margarine and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs.
Combine flour, bran and baking soda, and blend into creamed mixture.
Stir in oats, carrots and apples.
Drop by spoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets and bake in a moderate oven (350 F - 190 C) for 10 - 12 minutes, until lightly browned. Makes about 4 dozen.

 Horse Cookies II

2 carrots shredded,1 apple shredded, 1/3 cup molasses, 1/4 cup bran 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup water, 1/2 cup flour, 1/4 cup regular oatmeal, 2 tablespoons salt.
Mix all ingr. bake at 400 on greased cookiesheet for 30 min. cut in bitesize pieces while still warm. 

 Horse Cake

6 cups sweet feed
4 cups bran
1 cup molasses
2 cups chopped carrots or apples
1 1/4 cups water
(may have to add more water or molasses to make your batter moist enough to clump

Combine all ingredients. Firmly press mixture into two cake pans or in tube pan. Bake at 350 F for 30 to 40 minutes for regular-sized cake pan, or 1 hour for the tube pan. Serve at room temperature.

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FUNNY - How to get your mare to foal
and the rest of my top 12 tried and proven problem cures

printed from the Miniature Horse Forum - submited by: "Ronnie" from Trotting C Farm

  1. To induce labor in a mare - Take a nap.

  2. To cure equine constipation - Load them in a clean trailer.

  3. To cure equine insomnia - Take them in a halter class.

  4. To get a horse to stay very calm and laid back - Enter them in a liberty class.

  5. To get a horse to wash their own feet - Clean the water trough and fill it with fresh water.

  6. To get a mare to come in heat - Take her to a show.

  7. To get a mare in foal the first cover - Let the wrong stallion get out of his stall.

  8. To make sure that a mare has that beautiful, perfectly marked foal you always wanted - Sell her before she foals.

  9. To get a show horse to set up perfect and really stretch - Get him out late at night or anytime no one is a round to see him.

  10. To induce a cold snap in the weather - Clip a horse.

  11. To make it rain - Mow a field of hay.

  12. To make a small fortune in the horse business - Start with a large one.

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AMHA/AMHR Registry Difference

AMHA or American Miniature Horse Association only accepts horses for registration that are 34 inches or shorter. AMHA will provide temporary papers to foals that are out of two AMHA parents. Otherwise a horse that falls within the height requirement but does NOT come from two AMHA parents must wait until it is age 5 before it can be hardshipped into the registry for a large fee.

AMHR or American Miniature Horse Registry has two divisions. The "A" division is for horses that are 34 inches or under. The "B" division is for horses that are over 34" and up to 38". Permenant papers are granted at age 3. AMHR allows horses holding AMHA papers to be cross registered for an extra fee. And hardshipping can be done at age 3. 

Popularity for both registries varies from region to region and probably from person to person. Some folks like to stick with just one registry because it is less confusing. Then there are folks who have taller minis who like AMHR for its "B" division. People also double register their horses so to make them more saleable to both AMHA and AMHR enthusiasts. (Printed from L'il Beginnings Miniature Horse Forum)



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