Good Sunday Morning to Ya’ll. Time for some happy / good / funny news. We love minis here at Habitat for Horses. In fact our “mascot” is Munchie, a wonderful mini, who makes trips to schools, senior centers …any place where he can put a smile on people’s faces. And yes, we have minis up for adoption as well – click here to find out more about that on our Burros and Minis Adoption Page. Here is a story of Acer, the dwarf horse, who loves being with his family at their mini horse farm:
From: Daily Mail UK
By: David Wilkes
He’s one of the family! At just 22 inches tall, the tiny horse who has the run of his owner’s house
- Three-year-old Acer was born with dwarfism, caused by a recessive gene
- The tiny horse is barely as big as his best friend – a labrador named Demon
- Most dwarfism foals are put down because of health problems
- But owner Maureen, who runs a horse farm, couldn’t bear to part with him
- Now he lives with her and Demon at the farm in Corringham, Essex<
At 22 inches tall, Acer is perfect house pet size, and barely as big as his best friend, his owner’s black labrador, Demon.
As a result he enjoys all the comforts of home. Acer, now aged three, was born with dwarfism, caused by a recessive gene which only affects a foal when it is carried by both of the parents.