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Driving and Riding Miniature Horses

Today we drove our miniature horses and saddle broke Bubbles. We drove all three minis (individually rotating in two carts). The photos show us in one area but we had a ball in the fields, pastures, and woods (over 40 acres) for several hours. Works for me!

It was a great family day. We walked, trotted, galloped, and backed with each easily. David (8) and Christopher (7) both drove solo for the first time today.More...


David and Bubbles (background: Dale the trainer and Tobby the smallest mini.)


Christopher and Comanche

Saddle Breaking Bubbles: Green on Green

Today was Bubbles first day with a saddle. Green on green. David (8) has only had a dozen riding lessons so I was apprehensive but it went beautifully. Bubbles was a perfect gentleman. Isn’t the western saddle too cute?

Bubbles is a Class B miniature, larger than our other minis and can handle David’s 60 lbs. Tobby and Comanche are much smaller and will only be used for driving (only very small children, that weigh 40 pounds or less should ride a class A mini).


” There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man. ” ~Winston Churchill

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For information about driving lessons, training, equipment and horses for sale contact the Dale Alexanders at (931) 732-4502

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  1. Wow that looks like a lot of fun. My kids would love to ride those miniature horses!
    Toni

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  2. Jacque says:

    I have been looking on the internet for some GPs. I was hoping we could get one when we went to NM, because I knew there was a breeder there, but we didn’t have time. πŸ™ I am hoping we can find one.
    I know you love yours to death, and I am wondering if they are wanderers. I read on the GP Rescue site that they like to wander. Have you had any problems with that? I don’t think we can afford to get two (though I would LOVE to!), but we do have goats – 7 of them.

    Great pictures of the minis. Looks like loads of fun!!
    πŸ™‚
    HUGS and Blessings!!!

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  3. Sue says:

    That looks like fun. My kids would like that. Especially my daughter, she’s always wanted to ride a horse πŸ˜›

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  4. Penny Raine says:

    so so cute! we have several ponies ( I need to sell some, did you get my email? πŸ˜† ) and I need a cart like that! looks like such fun.

    blessings, Penny Raine
    http://www.pennyraine.com/blog

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  5. GP says:

    How awesome, beautiful G-d’s creatures … horse and humans… thank you I love this
    blessings
    gp in montana

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  6. Kelsey says:

    What fun!

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  7. This is the first time I’ve visited your website and WOW! What a huge amount of information, and so interesting! Those miniature horses are incredible. When my kids get up (first day of school vacation is today, so it’s sleep-in time) your site is the first thing I’m going to show them!

    I will be back for sure. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  8. Lowen says:

    You’ve confirmed what I suspected.

    I didn’t think that adults could ride minis, but a friend of mine said they could. πŸ˜†
    I want a mini as a companion for my lonely mare, but they’re so expensive. I wouldn’t want to pay so much money for a horse I couldn’t use when all I want is a companion.

    Do you know anyone with an older/unsound mini who is willing to sell for cheap? Klarabell would love a mare to gossip with. πŸ˜‰

  9. kirsten says:

    hay im only twelve but have ecperiance driving minis and have two of my own but this is unlike anything ive done this isincredible!!!!!!!!!

  10. Mary says:

    I have enjoyed perusing your site. I have a couple questions about training minis to ride.

    Is it the same w/ larger horses that they can carry up to 20% of their weight? And at what age do you begin putting weight on their backs? Some people say not before 5 years because they take longer for their knees to close. I am having a hard time finding clear info from the AMHA and mini websites.

    Thanks for any information.

  11. Debbie Hagewood says:

    how do u know if you have a class A or class B Mini….

  12. nath says:

    a very cute miniature horses πŸ™‚
    children would love to ride on of it.
    its like a small “KALESA” in the philippines.

  13. Lisa says:

    Oh my goodness those are some cute mini’s! I love the pic of David and Bubbles. It is the cutest to see kids with ponies!

  14. Karen says:

    What size of western saddle is that? I have a B mini mare who I’m looking for saddles & trying to figure out a good size.

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