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[ INDEX ] Equine Type: Horse Breed: South African Miniature Horse (SAMH)   [ PREV ] [ NEXT ]
South African Miniature Horse Burgundy Seal Brown Blanket Coat (left view)
Burgundy Seal Brown Blanket Coat (left view)
South African Miniature Horse Cream Sable Champagne with Reverse Dappling Coat (normal view)
Cream Sable Champagne with Reverse Dappling Coat (normal view)

South African Miniature Horse Brown Silver Coat (front view)
Brown Silver Coat (front view)
South African Miniature Horse Blonde Palomino Sabino Coat (right view)
Blonde Palomino Sabino Coat (right view)

The South African Miniature Horse (SAMH) is a breed of a miniature Horse.

About:
The development of the South African Miniature Horse began in 1945, and involved crossing Shetland ponies with small Arabian horses.

While the breed was officially recognized in 1989, it is still being developed. As part of this development process, American Miniature Horses are imported to South Africa to further improve the SAMH.

Breeding:
Because the SAMH is still being developed, is it allowed to cross a SAMH with an AMH (see the 'American Miniature Horse' for more information.) In addition, in Horse Isle, it is also allowed to cross them with Falabellas. This is because many Falabella horses in the USA are also registered with the AMHA (see the 'Falabella' for more info.)

Usage:
Similar to many other miniature breeds, SAMHs are used for halter shows, driving shows, and in-hand jumping shows (with a jumping record of 1.25m as of 2016.)

Conformation:
Because the SAMH is still being developed, members of the breed vary greatly in their conformation. While many SAMHs have the same lean build that most AMHs have, others have a "pony-like" conformation, characterized by thicker and shorter necks and legs and a deep girth.

Accordingly, many SAMHs have a mixed conformation that blends the lean conformation with the pony-like conformation. The SAMHs in Horse Isle have this "mixed" conformation, although they can be bred to look slightly leaner or slightly pony-like.

The manes and tails of SAMHs can be anything from straight and silky to wavy or coarse.
Most importantly, the breed standard specifically calls for manes to be medium or long in length. Therefore, in Horse Isle, SAMHs will be heavily penalized if they have a short mane. As such, it is not recommended to cross SAMHs with a short-maned horses regardless of their breed.

Performance metrics:
The following are the: range, average, (SD), and MOE of performance metrics of ordered South African 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: 11.6-12.5, 12.0 (0.2), 0.05.
Sprint: 17-27, 22 (3), 0.54.

Accel: 0.86-1.05, 0.96 (0.05), 0.01.
Decel: 0.85-1.06, 0.96 (0.04), 0.01.

Jump: 4.95-5.27, 5.09 (0.06), 0.01.
Pull: 0.15-0.83, 0.47 (0.19), 0.04.

Turning: 40.74-56.26, 48.54 (3.05), 0.6.
Reverse: 1.9-2.5, 2.2 (0.1), 0.02.

Stamina: 41.40-46.05, 43.76 (1.04), 0.2.
Reaction: 0.48-0.69, 0.61 (0.04), 0.01.

Coats & Height:
Colors & patterns: all colors and patterns except for dominant-black and manchado, though these two can be bred into this breed.

Height: 6.2hh* and 9.1hh**.
* While there is no official minimum height limit for SAMHs, in Horse Isle their minimal hieght is 6.2hh.
** The maximal height allowed for SAMHs is 9.1hh, meaning that the SAMH can be taller than the AMH, whose maximum allowed height is 8.2hh.
South African Miniature Horse Ebony Black Coat
Ebony Black Coat
South African Miniature Horse Ebony Seal Brown Coat
Ebony Seal Brown Coat
South African Miniature Horse Seal Brown Tovero Coat
Seal Brown Tovero Coat
South African Miniature Horse Burgundy Seal Brown Blanket Coat
Burgundy Seal Brown Blanket Coat
South African Miniature Horse Sepia Brown Coat
Sepia Brown Coat
South African Miniature Horse Mealy Sepia Brown Coat
Mealy Sepia Brown Coat
South African Miniature Horse Chocolate Brown Coat
Chocolate Brown Coat
South African Miniature Horse Sooty Linebacked Auburn Brown Coat
Sooty Linebacked Auburn Brown Coat
South African Miniature Horse Chocolate Brown Coat
Chocolate Brown Coat
South African Miniature Horse Chocolate Brown Tobiano Coat
Chocolate Brown Tobiano Coat
South African Miniature Horse Mahogany Bay Coat
Mahogany Bay Coat
South African Miniature Horse Red Bay Coat
Red Bay Coat
South African Miniature Horse Mealy Red Bay Coat
Mealy Red Bay Coat
South African Miniature Horse Bright Bay Coat
Bright Bay Coat
South African Miniature Horse Sandy Bay Coat
Sandy Bay Coat
South African Miniature Horse Bright Bay Snowflake Coat
Bright Bay Snowflake Coat
South African Miniature Horse Black Chestnut Coat
Black Chestnut Coat
South African Miniature Horse Flaxen Black Chestnut Coat
Flaxen Black Chestnut Coat
South African Miniature Horse Liver Chestnut Coat
Liver Chestnut Coat
South African Miniature Horse Liver Chestnut Sabino Coat
Liver Chestnut Sabino Coat
South African Miniature Horse Red Chocolate Chestnut Sabino Coat
Red Chocolate Chestnut Sabino Coat
South African Miniature Horse Red Chestnut Coat
Red Chestnut Coat
South African Miniature Horse Flaxen Red Chestnut Coat
Flaxen Red Chestnut Coat
South African Miniature Horse Chestnut Coat
Chestnut Coat
South African Miniature Horse Flaxen Bright Chestnut Coat
Flaxen Bright Chestnut Coat
South African Miniature Horse Golden Chestnut Coat
Golden Chestnut Coat
South African Miniature Horse Liver Chestnut Tobiano Coat
Liver Chestnut Tobiano Coat
South African Miniature Horse Smoky Brown Coat
Smoky Brown Coat
South African Miniature Horse Smoky Brown Sabino Coat
Smoky Brown Sabino Coat
South African Miniature Horse Mealy Brown Buckskin Coat
Mealy Brown Buckskin Coat
South African Miniature Horse Buckskin Coat
Buckskin Coat
South African Miniature Horse Copper Palomino Coat
Copper Palomino Coat
South African Miniature Horse Flaxen Mealy Bright Palomino Coat
Flaxen Mealy Bright Palomino Coat
South African Miniature Horse Blonde Palomino Sabino Coat
Blonde Palomino Sabino Coat
South African Miniature Horse Copper Palomino Tobiano Coat
Copper Palomino Tobiano Coat
South African Miniature Horse Isabella Palomino Tobiano Coat
Isabella Palomino Tobiano Coat
South African Miniature Horse Blonde Golden Roan Coat
Blonde Golden Roan Coat
South African Miniature Horse Smoky Cream Coat
Smoky Cream Coat
South African Miniature Horse Mealy Cremello Sabino Coat
Mealy Cremello Sabino Coat
South African Miniature Horse Flaxen Cremello Tobiano Coat
Flaxen Cremello Tobiano Coat
South African Miniature Horse Grey Coat
Grey Coat
South African Miniature Horse Grey Coat
Grey Coat
South African Miniature Horse Grey Coat
Grey Coat
South African Miniature Horse Grey Leopard Coat
Grey Leopard Coat
South African Miniature Horse Grey Leopard Coat
Grey Leopard Coat
South African Miniature Horse Ebony Blue Silver Roan Coat
Ebony Blue Silver Roan Coat
South African Miniature Horse Raven Blue Silver Tovero Coat
Raven Blue Silver Tovero Coat
South African Miniature Horse Seal Brown Silver Coat
Seal Brown Silver Coat
South African Miniature Horse Brown Silver Coat
Brown Silver Coat
South African Miniature Horse Sepia Brown Silver Tobiano Coat
Sepia Brown Silver Tobiano Coat
South African Miniature Horse Blood Bay Silver Coat
Blood Bay Silver Coat
South African Miniature Horse Sooty Silvery Grulla Coat
Sooty Silvery Grulla Coat
South African Miniature Horse Grulla Silver Coat
Grulla Silver Coat
South African Miniature Horse Slate Grulla Coat
Slate Grulla Coat
South African Miniature Horse Silvery Slate Grulla Tobiano Coat
Silvery Slate Grulla Tobiano Coat
South African Miniature Horse Sooty Dun Coat
Sooty Dun Coat
South African Miniature Horse Dun Coat
Dun Coat
South African Miniature Horse Yellow Silver Coat
Yellow Silver Coat
South African Miniature Horse Dun Sabino Coat
Dun Sabino Coat
South African Miniature Horse Dun Tobiano Coat
Dun Tobiano Coat
South African Miniature Horse Red Dun Coat
Red Dun Coat
South African Miniature Horse Red Dun Coat
Red Dun Coat
South African Miniature Horse Red Dun Coat
Red Dun Coat
South African Miniature Horse Muddy Dun Sabino Coat
Muddy Dun Sabino Coat
South African Miniature Horse Red Dun Tobiano Coat
Red Dun Tobiano Coat
South African Miniature Horse Flaxen Red Dun Roan Coat
Flaxen Red Dun Roan Coat
South African Miniature Horse Perlino Dun Tobiano Coat
Perlino Dun Tobiano Coat
South African Miniature Horse Flaxen Cremello Dun Sabino Coat
Flaxen Cremello Dun Sabino Coat
South African Miniature Horse Brown Cream Pearl Coat
Brown Cream Pearl Coat
South African Miniature Horse Brown Cream Pearl Silver Coat
Brown Cream Pearl Silver Coat
South African Miniature Horse Amber Cream Pearl Coat
Amber Cream Pearl Coat
South African Miniature Horse Amber Cream Pearl Tovero Coat
Amber Cream Pearl Tovero Coat
South African Miniature Horse Cream Pearl Blanket Coat
Cream Pearl Blanket Coat
South African Miniature Horse Ebony Blue Roan Tobiano Coat
Ebony Blue Roan Tobiano Coat
South African Miniature Horse Bay Pinto Coat
Bay Pinto Coat
South African Miniature Horse Bay Sabino Coat
Bay Sabino Coat
South African Miniature Horse Sable Champagne Coat
Sable Champagne Coat
South African Miniature Horse Linebacked Sable Champagne Coat
Linebacked Sable Champagne Coat
South African Miniature Horse Linebacked Amber Pearl Coat
Linebacked Amber Pearl Coat
South African Miniature Horse Amber Pearl Tobiano Coat
Amber Pearl Tobiano Coat
South African Miniature Horse Sable Champagne Sabino Coat
Sable Champagne Sabino Coat
South African Miniature Horse Red Chestnut Bend Or Coat
Red Chestnut Bend Or Coat
South African Miniature Horse Ebony Black Mosaic Coat
Ebony Black Mosaic Coat


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