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The second most frequently asked question is "How much do they cost"?

Although we often are asked "How much do these horses cost?," there is actually no one, single answer, so we believe in sharing the full range of knowledge we have accumulated in this area with others.

The following sections describe the general categories of American Miniature Horse and the prices one should expect to pay for these horses.

We hope you enjoy the world of the American Miniature Horse as much as we do. Thanks for visiting us and enjoy all of the other information we offer.

 

Horses costing $200 to $1000: There are miniature horses in this price range. They will be low quality pet horses and usually are not registered.

They may have multiple major negative physical or behavioral characteristics. These include bad legs, a bad bite alignment, an out of proportion body, and/or bulging forehead. They may not have been properly socialized, possibly from living alone and away from other horses or social animals. These horses cannot be shown, nor should they be in any breeding plan. These horses can, however, provide much enjoyment for children as a pet, but will typically require disproportionate vet costs, which, if ignored, may lead to a bad quality of life or premature death.

Horses costing $1,000 to $1,500: These will be high quality pet horses. They may have 1 or 2 minor negative characteristics. They can be too tall, too short, or have too weak a bite alignment to be used as show or breeding horses. They can provide much enjoyment for children or those who only desire a mini to love. They should require normal vet care.

There are also four main areas people focus on in their breeding programs. They are: Color, Size, Performance, and Conformance. Some breeding programs may strive to address more than one of these areas.

Some breeders focus on Color. This can include buckskins, pintos or paints, appaloosas, cremellos, palominos, tobianos, overos, etc. There are more colors in the American Miniature Horse than in any other equine breed. Prices for color producing mares range from $2,500 to $10,000, depending on their age, pedigree, production record, conformance and if they have a show record. Prices for stallions range from $5,000 to $25,000, again depending on age, pedigree, production record, conformance and if they have a show record.

Some breeders focus on Size, specifically horses under 30 inches. Prices for so called small mares range from $3,500 to $15,000, depending on their age, pedigree, production record, conformance and if they have a show record. Prices for small stallions range from $7,500 to $25,000, depending on their age, pedigree, production record, conformance and if they have a show record.

Some breeders focus on Performance. This includes driving, jumping and obstacle. Typically, the driving horses are 32 inches or taller. They should have some natural movement, although training can enhance this. Jumping horses should also have some natural ability to jump, but training can improve their innate ability. Obstacle horses can be trained and don't require as much natural ability as other performance horses. Prices for performance mares range from $4,500 to $15,000, depending on their age, pedigree, production record, conformance and if they have a show record. Prices for performance stallions range from $10,000 to $25,000, depending on their age, pedigree, production record, conformance and if they have a show record.

Some breeders focus on Conformance. These horses are also referred to as Halter or Show horses. While all breeders want a miniature horse that meets the Standard of Perfection, the conformance breeders really focus on this area. Color, size and performance breeders must also focus on their other areas, in addition to conformance. These horses can also be shown in many different height classes, as well as color classes. Prices for mares range from $3,500 to $15,000, depending on their age, pedigree, production record, conformance and if they have a show record. Prices for stallions range from $10,000 to $25,000, depending on their age, pedigree, production record, conformance and if they have a show record.

Prepared by Kenny Goodsell and John Cherry

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