Minis do not typically wear shoes, but they still need regular farrier care every six to eight weeks to ensure hoof health and prevent lameness issues. You should pick out your mini’s hooves daily to clear out rocks and prevent thrush.
Why do mini horses wear shoes?
Our horses do fine with out them but I prefer to use them because when we are doing a lot of trotting and cantering on the road their hooves can wear down fast. It also gives them better grip on the road so they have more confidence taking off and stopping quickly.
How often do mini horses need their feet trimmed?
After the initial trim, he touches them up once a month. But in the real world where people don’t have a farrier living with them, consistent trimming every 6 to 8 weeks is enough. He’s seen some miniature foals with legs that went every which way.
Do mini horses need a salt block?
Trace mineral salt is important all year round to give your mini the minerals he needs and keep him drinking to prevent colic. Check those teeth! Dental care is vitally important to the welfare of your miniature horse.
How much does a miniature horse cost per year?
$50 to $150 per month/horse Miniature horses can be kept in backyards with a mini barn or shelter, depending upon local zoning laws. Depends upon facilities, pasture and riding opportunities. Depends upon the reputation of the trainer, stable and breed. average residential backyard, depending upon local zoning laws.