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Patricia Cornwell with Trip, one of the horses she donated to the guide Horse Foundation

Patricia Cornwell with Trip

Don and Janet Burleson - Copyright 2000 by Lisa Carpenter

Copyright © 2000 by Lisa Carpenter

Dan with Cuddles - Copyright (c) 2001 by Cathleen MacDonald
Copyright © 2001 by Cathleen MacDonald

Cuddles in Harness - Copyright (c) 2001 by Cathleen MacDonald

Copyright © 2001 by Cathleen MacDonald

Don and Janet with Trip and Ras

Copyright © 2000 by Lisa Carpenter

Cuddles on the first flight of a horse on a commercial flight

Copyright © 2001 by Erik Lesser
The worlds first horse to fly in the passenger cabin

Cuddles guiding Dan Shaw

Copyright © 2001 by Erik Lesser

Cuddles at Lunch

Copyright © 2001 by Erik Lesser

Copyright © 2001 by Wiley Miller

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Miniature Horse Adoption

Every year thousands of abused or unwanted miniature ponies are sent to slaughter and you can often adopt a miniature horse for just a few dollars.  When the prices for miniature horses drops to their "meat" value, you can find many wonderful pet-quality miniature horses for under $200. 

  • United Kingdom - This yearly sale at Dartmoor National Park offers beautiful miniature ponies for less than £20.
  • United States Auctions - Every year auctions offer many AMHA registered miniature horses for less than $200.
  • Miniature Horse Rescue - There are charities that rescue and place miniature horses for adoption to good homes.

Adopt a miniature horse Today!

We support support miniature horse adoption organizations who strive to rescue miniature horses from slaughter and offers them for adoption.Here are some places to look to adopt a mini horse:

  • Save The Horses - A Charity with a great list of horse rescue organizations.
  • Auctions - Every year the slaughter houses destroy neglected or abused mini horses.  This list can help you find an auction in your area.

Warning:  Beware of any miniature horse rescue charities that do not offer their rescued miniature horses for adoption.  Some miniature horse rescues may acquire neglected miniature horses and then fail to offer the miniature horses for adoption.

If you know of a miniature horse in need of adoption let us know at  We stand ready to assist anyone who wants to adopt an abused or neglected miniature horse.

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