American Miniature Horse Broodmares
I purchased my first American Miniature mare in 2012. And it turned out to be a real stroke of luck. The purchase went off as you normally should not do it. I had done only little research before and mostly bought the mare because of a tip on Facebook and a few photos. But fortunately the breeders did not promise too much. “Juliet” (Ravenwood A Year To Remember) turned out to be a beautiful and correct mini mare.
Since then, some more American Miniature Horse broodmares have found their way here. Some were sold again, because they did not fit in so well. By now, I own a small group of excellent mares. Most of them have proven themselves with their show records and/or quality offspring. My herd consists of both American Miniature Horses and American Shetland ponies.
I have a preference for tall and elegant mares, but also own a few small mini mares. Unlike some other breeders, I am less fixated on details such as extreme Arabian heads, a particular color or spectacular movement. What I am looking for in a mare is a harmonious overall picture. In addition to beauty and correctness, I also put a big emphasis on a willing and gentle disposition.
All mares are AMHR registered, some also AMHA or ASPC.
I don’t own a stallion anymore and only use outside stallions for breeding. For one, it is so much quieter in the barn. In addition, I prefer to select the right stallion for a mare, instead of covering all the mares by the same stallion. The selection of stallions in Europe is big enough so that I can choose the best match for each mare.