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Meet Fancy the Miniature Horse

I am SO excited to introduce you to the newest member of our herd.

Meet Fancy the sweetest miniature horse you will ever find. This beautiful little horse is as kind and calm as she is darling.

We are working hard to get Fancy therapy certified.

She is the perfect candidate for a therapy horse because she is calm, loving, relaxed, and sociable with people.

Fancy on a training visit

Getting a horse therapy certified is no easy task.

It takes hours of special training, lists of completed tasks, and loads of paperwork.

But…it all starts with an amazing horse, with a very specific set of skills and qualities to create a friend that is a safe and successful therapy animal.

We have no doubt that Fancy will pass each and every test with flying colors, and soar right through her training!

Fancy has an extra special personality that attracts the attention of kids and adults alike. Her extra calm demeanor makes her very approachable.

The Fancy Fan Club

Even kids who may feel a little intimidated by horses, find Fancy easy to love and they can’t wait to wrap their arms around her!

She thrives on attention, love, and kisses.

It doesn’t matter if it’s a kid or an adult, she is so happy to meet and get to know everyone.

She even loves the dogs on the farm!

Fancy was offered to the “Spotted Pony” team by an amazing family who has filled the little horse’s life with love and adventure! She taught their daughter the love of horses at a very young age, guided her through horse shows, learning to drive a horse and cart, and even gave lessons to other young horse lovers. It is clear that she has been the very best friend to a special family for many years. We are so happy that they believe in our mission and were willing to share Fancy with us!

We are so excited to be Fancy’s new keepers and can’t wait to take her along with us so she can continue to spread joy to others

We plan to take Fancy to book readings, libraries, schools, and other events where she can brighten the day of every new friend that she meets. We have big plans for a Fancy Fan Club, anti-bullying programs, adult high-stress work environment visits, Fancified youth bible studies, and so much more!

Her days will be filled with giving kids an opportunity to meet a real live horse, promoting literacy, and spreading joy to those who need it.

We are certain that this sweet little horse will change our little corner of the world for the better!

Miniature horses are horses defined by their small height. Depending on the particular breed registry involved, the height of these horses is usually less than 34–38 inches (86–97 cm) tall at the withers. While miniature horses fit a height-based definition to be considered a very small pony, many retain the physical appearance of the full sized horse and are thus considered “horses” by their respective registries. They have various colors and coat patterns. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miniature_horse

The Differences Between Miniature Horses and Ponies

Miniature horses and ponies are typically considered to be quite similar. However, several characteristics help differentiate them visually. At times, it merely comes down to memorizing certain breeds and whether they are miniature horses or ponies.

Size

Of course, the primary difference between miniature horses, or horses in general, and ponies is their size. Although ponies are typically quite short, miniature horses are often slightly shorter than their pony counterparts.

Most of the time, ponies have to be under 14.2 hands high, or 57 inches tall. Miniature horses, on the other hand, can only be 34 inches tall from their withers.

Conformation

It isn’t only about their height but also their overall build, appearance, and stature. Miniature horses are often finer than ponies, with more tiny elegance about them. Ponies are often compact, whereas miniature horses have muscular bodies with slim conformation. Instead of having thickset shoulders and necks, miniature horses have longer necks set above their bodies.

https://petkeen.com/miniature-horse-vs-pony/#:~:text=Miniature%20horses%20are%20often%20finer,necks%20set%20above%20their%20bodies.

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