In most breeds of horses, the majority of people don’t own stallions. If they do choose to breed their mare and raise a foal, they pay a stud fee and take her to a breeding farm or veterinarian. Only those with the knowledge and facilities to manage a stallion are likely to own them, or those with the resources to board them somewhere with those who have the knowledge and facilities.
With Miniature Horses, it’s a different story. Due to the small size and generally good nature of Miniature stallions, nearly everyone has their own stallion (or two or three or eight). It is important to remember that just because they are small doesn’t mean that they should be forgiven for misbehaviour. Continue reading