If you're considering buying an American Miniture then read our guide below which gives you some vital statisitic.
American Miniature General Impression
A small, sound, well-balanced horse, possessing the correct conformation characteristics required of most breeds, Refinement and femininity in the mare. Boldness and masculinity in the stallion - the general impression should be one of symmetry, strength, agility and alertness. Since the breed objective is the smallest possible perfect horse, preference in judging shall be given the smaller horse, other characteristics being approximately equal.
American Miniature Size
Must measure not more than 34 inches at the withers, at the last hairs of the mane.
American Miniature Head
In proportion to length of neck and body. Broad forehead with large prominent eyes set wide apart. Comparatively short distance between eyes and muzzle. Profile straight or slightly concave below the eyes. Large nostrils. Clean, refined. Even bite.
American Miniature Ears
Medium in size. Pointed. Carried alertly with tips curving slightly inward.
American Miniature Throat-Latch
Clean and well defined allowing ample flexion at the poll.
American Miniature Neck
Flexible, lengthy, in proportion to body and type and blending smoothly into the withers.
American Miniature Shoulder
Long, sloping and well angulated, allowing a free-swinging stride and alert head/neck carriage. Well-muscled forearm.
American Miniature Body
Well muscled with ample bone and substance. Balanced and well proportioned. Short back and loins in relation to length of underline. Smooth and generally level top-line. Deep girth and flank. Trim barrel.
American Miniature Hindquarters
Long, well-muscled hip, thigh and gaskin. Highest point of croup to be same height as withers, Tail set neither excessively high or low, but smoothly rounding off rump.
American Miniature Legs
Set straight and parallel when viewed from front or back. Straight, true and squarely set, when viewed from the side with hooves pointing directly ahead. Pasterns sloping about 45 degrees and blending smoothly, with no change of angle from the hooves to the ground. Hooves to be round and compact. Trimmed as short as practicable for an unshod horse. Smooth, fluid gait in motion.
American Miniature Color
Any color or marking pattern, and any eye color, is equally acceptable. The hair should be lustrous and silky.