The 8 Smallest Horse Breeds In The World


Meet the Falabella, one of the tiniest horse breeds in the world. Originating from Argentina, the Falabella stands at just 7 to 8 hands tall.

American Miniature Horse

The American Miniature Horse is another small breed, often standing at a height of 8.5 to 9.5 hands. Despite their size.

Shetland Pony

The Shetland Pony, hailing from the Shetland Islands, is known for its compact size and robust build. Typically standing at 7 to 10.2 hands.

Miniature Mediterranean Donkey

Although not a horse, the Miniature Mediterranean Donkey is worth mentioning. They measure around 28 to 36 inches tall at withers, making them one of the smallest equines. 

Welsh Pony

The Welsh Pony, originating from Wales, comes in various sizes, including the smallest section, called the Section A. Standing at 11 to 12.2 hands.

Gotland Pony

The Gotland Pony, native to Sweden, is a small and hardy breed standing at 11.2 to 12.3 hands. They have a friendly temperament, making them suitable for both riding and driving.

Dartmoor Pony

Dartmoor Ponies are native to the Dartmoor region in England. These small horses measure between 11.2 and 12.2 hands and are known for their strength, agility, and adaptability to harsh climates.

Miniature Horse

Concluding our list is the Miniature Horse, a breed specifically bred for its small size. They range from 7 to 8.5 hands and are known for their friendly nature, making them popular therapy animals.

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