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[ INDEX ] Equine Type: Horse Breed: American Miniature Horse (AMH)   [ PREV ] [ NEXT ]
American Miniature Horse Silvery Slate Grulla Coat (left view)
Silvery Slate Grulla Coat (left view)
American Miniature Horse Brown Cream Pearl Coat (normal view)
Brown Cream Pearl Coat (normal view)

American Miniature Horse Copper Palomino Coat (front view)
Copper Palomino Coat (front view)
American Miniature Horse Chestnut Tovero Coat (right view)
Chestnut Tovero Coat (right view)

The American Miniature Horse (also known as 'AMH') is a horse breed that is famous for its small size, delicate conformation, and showy appearance.

Origins & History:
The ancestors of the American Miniature Horse were small pit ponies that were imported to the USA during the 19th century. Furthermore, other small horses and ponies were also used during the breeding process. Specifically, Shetland Ponies that were imported during the 1880s were also used in the various breeding programs for breeding tiny ponies and horses (see the 'American Shetland' for more info). In addition, in the case of the AMH, Falabella horses that were imported from Argentina also played a prominent part in its development.

Registration & Breeding rules:
During the 1960s, Miniature Horses began to gain more and more popularity in the USA. In 1978, the American Miniature Horse Association (AMHA) was established, with the aim of promoting the breed and regulate its breeding. The studbook of the AMH was closed in 1987, meaning that a miniature horse must have two AMH parents in order to be registered as an AMH.

That said, in Horse Isle, AMHs are allowed to be crossed with Falabellas as well. This is because many Falabella horses in the USA are also registered with the AMHA (see the 'Falabella' for more info).

The American Miniature Horse Today:
Today, AMHs are extremely popular in the USA. They are usually used for halter shows, and for in-hand show-jumping courses. Moreover, many AMHs are stronger for their size, and are used in harness and driving events.

In recent years, however, AMHs are becoming more and more famous among the general public, because of their calm and friendly personality, together with their small size, makes them unique therapy horses. Specifically, they can also be brought to various venues such as hospitals, nursing homes, community centers, and therefore can serve for treating people who can't travel far. In addition, they are also ideal for treating individuals who can't ride or be around larger horses. As such, many AMHs serve as therapy horses for people of all ages.

Conformation:
Aside from their small size, AMHs are also known for their iconic conformation that is characterized by the following: the head is short with a tapering muzzle, the profile is dished or straight, the nostrils and eyes are large, the ears are medium and their tips are often curved inwards, the neck is long and noticeably arched, the withers are visible, the back is short, the croup is round, and the legs are long and sometimes thin. In addition, AMHs often stand with their hind legs stretched behind them.

It is also worth noting that the hair of the mane and tail is silky (straight) or, in rarer cases, is wavy. Therefore, in Horse Isle, it is not recommended to cross AMHs with horses who have coarse hair.

Performance metrics:
The following are the: range, average, (SD), and MOE of performance metrics of ordered American Miniature Horses in Horse Isle (not bred ones). In rare cases, horses might have metrics outside of the range. Breeders can produce horses that are beyond this range.

Speed: 11.6-12.2, 11.8 (0.1), 0.03.
Sprint: 18-27, 22 (2), 0.4.

Accel: 1.02-1.20, 1.11 (0.04), 0.01.
Decel: 0.89-1.05, 0.97 (0.04), 0.01.

Jump: 4.89-5.19, 5.05 (0.06), 0.01.
Pull: 0.11-0.50, 0.28 (0.10), 0.02.

Turning: 47.56-61.51, 54.68 (2.96), 0.58.
Reverse: 1.9-2.6, 2.3 (0.1), 0.03.

Stamina: 39.01-43.97, 41.41 (0.91), 0.18.
Reaction: 0.48-0.66, 0.59 (0.04), 0.01.

Coats & Height:
Colors & patterns: AMHs come in all colors and patterns except for dominant black and manchado, though these two can be bred into the AMH.

Height: AMHs are never taller than 8.2hh, and while there is no official minimum height limit for this breed, in Horse Isle they stand between 6.2hh and 8.2hh.
American Miniature Horse Black Coat
Black Coat
American Miniature Horse Ebony Black Coat
Ebony Black Coat
American Miniature Horse Ebony Seal Brown Coat
Ebony Seal Brown Coat
American Miniature Horse Dark Brown Sabino Coat
Dark Brown Sabino Coat
American Miniature Horse Linebacked Brown Coat
Linebacked Brown Coat
American Miniature Horse Linebacked Sepia Brown Coat
Linebacked Sepia Brown Coat
American Miniature Horse Chocolate Brown Coat
Chocolate Brown Coat
American Miniature Horse Red Bay Coat
Red Bay Coat
American Miniature Horse Linebacked Bright Bay Coat
Linebacked Bright Bay Coat
American Miniature Horse Golden Wild Bay Coat
Golden Wild Bay Coat
American Miniature Horse Liver Chestnut Coat
Liver Chestnut Coat
American Miniature Horse Liver Sorrel Coat
Liver Sorrel Coat
American Miniature Horse Red Chestnut Coat
Red Chestnut Coat
American Miniature Horse Bright Chestnut Coat
Bright Chestnut Coat
American Miniature Horse Smoky Black Coat
Smoky Black Coat
American Miniature Horse Smoky Brown Coat
Smoky Brown Coat
American Miniature Horse Buckskin Coat
Buckskin Coat
American Miniature Horse Copper Palomino Coat
Copper Palomino Coat
American Miniature Horse Linebacked Bright Palomino Coat
Linebacked Bright Palomino Coat
American Miniature Horse Linebacked Blonde Palomino Coat
Linebacked Blonde Palomino Coat
American Miniature Horse Blonde Palomino Sabino Coat
Blonde Palomino Sabino Coat
American Miniature Horse Perlino Coat
Perlino Coat
American Miniature Horse Cremello Coat
Cremello Coat
American Miniature Horse Grulla Coat
Grulla Coat
American Miniature Horse Dun Coat
Dun Coat
American Miniature Horse Dunskin Coat
Dunskin Coat
American Miniature Horse Red Dun Coat
Red Dun Coat
American Miniature Horse Muddy Dun Coat
Muddy Dun Coat
American Miniature Horse Claybank Dun Coat
Claybank Dun Coat
American Miniature Horse Flaxen Red Dun Coat
Flaxen Red Dun Coat
American Miniature Horse Silvery Slate Grulla Coat
Silvery Slate Grulla Coat
American Miniature Horse Amber Champagne Dun Coat
Amber Champagne Dun Coat
American Miniature Horse Ebony Blue Silver Coat
Ebony Blue Silver Coat
American Miniature Horse Linebacked Chocolate Brown Silver Coat
Linebacked Chocolate Brown Silver Coat
American Miniature Horse Chocolate Brown Silver Coat
Chocolate Brown Silver Coat
American Miniature Horse Linebacked Bright Bay Silver Coat
Linebacked Bright Bay Silver Coat
American Miniature Horse Golden Bay Silver Coat
Golden Bay Silver Coat
American Miniature Horse Yellow Silver Coat
Yellow Silver Coat
American Miniature Horse Red Wild Bay Silver Coat
Red Wild Bay Silver Coat
American Miniature Horse Red Wild Bay Sabino Coat
Red Wild Bay Sabino Coat
American Miniature Horse Red Wild Bay Splash Coat
Red Wild Bay Splash Coat
American Miniature Horse Grey Coat
Grey Coat
American Miniature Horse Grey Sabino Coat
Grey Sabino Coat
American Miniature Horse Grey Tobiano Coat
Grey Tobiano Coat
American Miniature Horse Amber Pearl Tobiano Coat
Amber Pearl Tobiano Coat
American Miniature Horse Dun Tobiano Coat
Dun Tobiano Coat
American Miniature Horse Golden Champagne Tobiano Coat
Golden Champagne Tobiano Coat
American Miniature Horse Bright Wild Bay Silver Tovero Coat
Bright Wild Bay Silver Tovero Coat
American Miniature Horse Chestnut Tovero Coat
Chestnut Tovero Coat
American Miniature Horse Seal Brown Tovero Coat
Seal Brown Tovero Coat
American Miniature Horse Coal Blue Silver Pinto Coat
Coal Blue Silver Pinto Coat
American Miniature Horse Dun Tovero Coat
Dun Tovero Coat
American Miniature Horse Bright Chestnut Blanket Coat
Bright Chestnut Blanket Coat
American Miniature Horse Linebacked Bright Chestnut Pintaloosa Coat
Linebacked Bright Chestnut Pintaloosa Coat
American Miniature Horse Linebacked Bay Blanket Coat
Linebacked Bay Blanket Coat
American Miniature Horse Linebacked Buckskin Blanket Coat
Linebacked Buckskin Blanket Coat
American Miniature Horse Linebacked Dark Brown Blanket Coat
Linebacked Dark Brown Blanket Coat
American Miniature Horse Linebacked Mushroom Bright Bay Leopard Coat
Linebacked Mushroom Bright Bay Leopard Coat
American Miniature Horse Linebacked Red Chestnut Leopard Coat
Linebacked Red Chestnut Leopard Coat
American Miniature Horse Wild Bay Pintaloosa Coat
Wild Bay Pintaloosa Coat
American Miniature Horse Linebacked Sable Cream Pearl Coat
Linebacked Sable Cream Pearl Coat
American Miniature Horse Linebacked Classic Pearl Silver Tobiano Coat
Linebacked Classic Pearl Silver Tobiano Coat
American Miniature Horse Brown Cream Pearl Tobiano Coat
Brown Cream Pearl Tobiano Coat
American Miniature Horse Amber Pearl Coat
Amber Pearl Coat
American Miniature Horse Pale Yellow Silver Coat
Pale Yellow Silver Coat
American Miniature Horse Sooty Linebacked Copper Palomino Coat
Sooty Linebacked Copper Palomino Coat
American Miniature Horse Sooty Classic Cream Pearl Coat
Sooty Classic Cream Pearl Coat
American Miniature Horse Pearl Red Dun Coat
Pearl Red Dun Coat
American Miniature Horse Linebacked Smoky Brown Silver Coat
Linebacked Smoky Brown Silver Coat
American Miniature Horse Golden Chocolate Chestnut Coat
Golden Chocolate Chestnut Coat


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