At an almost fairy like location near to Breda and the Belgium border there is a small ambitious breeding farm for miniature horses situated, named: The Surprise Stables.
Since 2002 we work and breed miniature horses with full enthausiams and passion.
The miniature horses are selected by bloodlines, exterior, movement and character, and these qualities are bred forward with success.
Many years of effort and predilection for miniature horses produces wonderful results at inspections and shows.
Maintenance of a Miniature Horse is about one-tenth of the cost of a full-sized horse. They basically have the same needs for feeding, stabling and care, but the size makes a considerable difference.
The versatile Miniature Horse makes an ideal show partner with talents ranging from in-hand showing and driving to jumping and obstacle courses. There are various different competition classes including youth, amateur, special needs and open. The fancy dress is always popular with the younger generation.
Miniature Horses make excellent companions with their gentle affectionate nature and small size. They can be cared for and maintained by both young and old.
Children who may be cautious around a full-sized horse often jump at the chance to embrace a Miniature Horse . Guiding a young child in the proper care of the Miniature Horse encourages discipline, responsibility and respect. Working with a Miniature Horse builds confidence and self-esteem, and in the show ring they learn about competitiveness and sportsmanship.
Special needs individuals and older people no longer as mobile who find a full-sized horse difficult to manage are discovering the benefits of the Miniature Horse whether in competition, recreation or as an investment. Miniature Horses have long been used in therapeutic settings with positive results.
They are also being trained and used as guide horses for the blind, and with their long life expectancy and broad vision (350°) they are especially suitable for people with a dog allergy or a special love for horses.
The versatile Miniature Horse - the horse for everyone!
Today, the Miniature Horse is one of the world´s fastest growing and most loved equine breeds. Miniature Horses of good quality can command a high price, but can be seen as a good investment since Miniature foals of good quality can command a high price, but can be seen as a good investment since Miniature foals of good quality and bloodlines are always in great demand.
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The Surprise Stables