There are five ponies at Spring River Zoo. Their names are Nevada (age 17), Snowflake (age 20), Malibu (age 25), Flicka (age seven) and Katie Lee (age six).
Description They are under 14 hands one hand is 4 inches and 2 inches tall, with longer, thinner legs. They have wide, strong bodies. Their necks are usually muscular. Miniature horses come in every possible horse color.
Diet Their diet consists primarily of grass, hay and grain.
Scientific Name: Equus ferus caballus
Conservation Status: Least concern
Lifespan: 25 to 35 years
Body Length: 38 inches
Weight: 150 to 350 pounds
Gestation: 320 days
Number of Young: 1
Distribution: They can be found in many nations, particularly in Europe and the Americas.
Did You Know?
Mini horses can be trained as service animals. In terms of pulling capacity versus sizes, miniature horses are stronger than draft horses. They can pull up to 3 to 4 times their weight.