Miniature horses come in every possible horse color: appaloosa spots, pinto patches, or solid colors. Some colors that are rare in other breeds are common in minis, such as dark bodies with white or cream manes and tails. In miniature horse shows, there are even special competitions for the most colorful horses.
Miniature horses have the same intelligence as full-size horses but they’re gentler and more affectionate. They’re great with kids, seniors, and physically challenged individuals.
They must be shorter than 3 feet tall to be classified as mini. According to the American Miniature Horse Association, they cannot exceed a height of 34 inches at the withers (the end of the mane hairs).