Facts about Miniature Horse, "Scientific name for Miniature Horse is Equus caballus". The "Miniature Horse" is a breed of horse that is smaller in size that is found in many countries, chiefly in Europe and the United States.
The title of Miniature Horse is decided by the height of the horse, which has a maximum height of 38 inches as calculated at the last hairs of the curls, which are found at the shoulders. Though Miniature Horse breeds are the size of an extremely small pony, many of them have the features of a normal horse and are considered horses. The Miniature Horse come in different colors and fur patterns.
The Miniature Horse is a amazing animal, a Miniature Horse can sleeping by standing up in normal position or lying down. The average lifespan of a Miniature Horse is around 25 years, but they can live long. Miniature Horse that are full grown that are least 3 years of age, when they are under 34" are considered "A" Division Miniature Horses. If the Miniature Horse is over 34" and up to 38" are considered "B" Division of Miniature Horses.
Miniature Horse breeds are friendly and interrelate well with people. Due to this reason the Miniature Horse are habitually maintained as family pets, although the Miniature Horse still keep natural horse performance, as well as a natural fight or flight nature, and have to be treated similar to an equine, even if the Miniature Horse chiefly serve as a pet animal. The Miniature Horse as well, trained as tune-up animals, like support dogs for the disabled people. Miniature Horse breeds are also educated for equine agility, driving and other spirited horse show type occasions.
There are several horse show opportunities provided by registries and show sanctioning associations all over the world. Many categories of horse are offered, including in-hand hunter, jumper, halter, driving, liberty, obstacle or trail classes, costume and showmanship. Miniature Horse breeds are also employed as companion animals and pets for kids, the aged and the disabled because the Miniature Horse are usually less threatening than full-sized horses. Though the Miniature Horse breed of horses can be educated to work indoors, the Miniature Horse are still genuine horses and are healthier when permitted to exist outdoors with appropriate shelter and space to run when not functioning with humans.
There are some health problems that are often found in the Miniature Horse breeds. Excess feeding is a widespread problem with the Miniature Horse breeds, showing the way to obesity, which is particularly true when horse owners are accustomed to possessing full-sized horses. Dental problems of the Miniature Horse, including overbites, crowding, and under-bites are frequently found, because of having the equal number of teeth in a smaller mouth. The Miniature Horse can as well, experience withholding of baby teeth and sinus problems from congestion. The combination of a tendency for excess eating and dental troubles can show the way to an increased incidence of colic.
A chief metabolic problem is often found in the Miniature Horse breeds is hyperlipaemia, where a hunger-reducing stressor can root the body to break down considerable amounts of fat, overpowering the liver and potentially showing the way to liver breakdown. Generally, Miniature horse breeds quite strong, habitually living longer than some full-sized horse breeds.
A Miniature Horse hooves are made from the same protein that human hair and fingernails are made of. Miniature Horses do not breath through their mouth, they only breath through the nose. A Miniature Horse doesn't have a gall bladder. A male Miniature Horse has more teeth than a female horses. A Miniature Horse on average only sleeps between 2 1/2 to 3 hours in a day and will sleep longer in the summer than in the winter. A Miniature Horse have a better senses of hearing or smell than humans. Miniature Horses ears can turn in different directions to give them better hearing.
A Miniature Horse is a mammals. Miniature Horse are herbivorous animals (a herbivore, eats leaves, grass, hay and furns (plant eaters). A Miniature Horse has surprisingly big eyes and have one of the biggest eyes amongst mammals. The eyes can give a Miniature Horse with almost 360 degree vision at times.