In 1992, Marion and Donna Schmidt purchased their first miniature mare from a minister and his wife and since then have become enthusiastic about raising, training, showing, and selling (a select few) to families, friends, and all people who are captivated by these miniature horses. They share the registered miniature horses through tours of their farm for travelers through Ellis County, to families who select to find entertainment at the horse farm, and to the schools of central/western Kansas whose faculty select the educational tour to learn more about the talents of the "Littlest horses" in western Kansas. Guided tours and presentations available by appointment.
Miniature Horses have existed for thousands of years in Europe, but only during the past 40 years has the miniature horse become recognized as a distinct breed in the United States. In the 17th Century, miniature horses were bred down from standard horses as pets for the children of royalty. They are gentle and affectionate by nature and make excellent pets and show horses and have increased in value during the past ten years. Children of all ages, 6 to 80 years, enjoy working with the miniature horse. Young children can easily take care of the daily care and feeding. Children can gain much confidence, a sense of responsibility and respect for animals by ownership.
Come enjoy yourself in a relaxed environment, where the animals are in their natural habitat, and where you can pet, feed, and brush a horse. You can also enjoy a buggy or carriage ride.
The farm is located north of Hays, so tours are by appointment or reservation only. Call 785-625-6725 for directions and to set up a tour.
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