We purchased our first miniature horse in 2006, a gorgeous little red and white pinto colt (Philden Downs Snippets Jazzman) - that is where the addiction began...
Since then our herd has grown to the 12 horses we have today. We have both always had an interest in horses, mum (Rosemary) rode horses and did a lot of showing and eventing when she was younger and I was lucky enough to get my first pony, Misty, when I turned 8 years old. Our stud 'Misty Ridge' is named after her. I have always had horses since and still have riding ponies as well as the miniatures.
We purchased our stallion Longwoods Dream Legacy in 2009 and he has so far given us 13 stunning foals, including three homozygous pintos and many of which have inherited his impressive high stepping trot. All of our foals are show quality with almost every one of them so far bringing home champion, reserve champion and supreme champion ribbons. Our goal is to breed refined, elegant horses with dishy heads and impressive "look at me" movement.
As we sadly can't keep them all we are always seeking loving homes for some of our horses and will also offer lease options so please don't hesitate to contact us should you be interested in coming to visit our farm - we love showing off our horses!
We are located North of Auckland, New Zealand.
Cara Erasmus & Rosemary Lord
Mob: 021 128 8765
Email: [email protected]
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About Miniature Horses
So often we get asked the question: "what do you do with them?"...
Miniature horses are enjoyed by people of all ages but are especially well suited to young children as an introduction to horses from an early age with minis being much easier to handle than their larger counterparts, they are great for building confidence. Miniatures are also popular with anyone who has owned and loved horses and still appreciates the companionship offered by these amazing animals but no longer has the ability, time or energy to manage a full size horse. Due to their small size and and gentle affectionate nature, miniature horses make excellent pets. They are intelligent and highly trainable making them very versatile in the show ring with classes ranging from colour and conformation through to jumping, harness and obstacle.
What is a miniature horse?
A miniature horse is a small, well balanced horse, falling within the following height restrictions:
- No Category A Horse shall exceed 34 inches
- Foals / Weanlings must not exceed 30 inches
- Yearlings must not exceed 32 inches
- Two Year olds must not exceed 33 inches
- No Category A Horse shall exceed 38 inches
- Foals / Weanlings must not exceed 33 inches
- Yearlings must not exceed 36 inches
- Two Year olds must not exceed 37 inches