These small horses originated in England and Europe as early as 1765, bred down from full size animals as pets for the Royal Families of Europe. Not all miniatures were pampered pets; many were used as work horses to pull carts in coal mines. They were known as 'Pit Ponies' and were used in mining until the 1950s.
Miniature Horses became popular in the United States in the 1900s as driving and show ponies, as well as for pets. Registered animals cannot exceed 34 inches tall and they are available in all possible colours.
Taylorside has 3 mares that are our own pets. Visitors are welcome to come and see them.