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PHOTOS: Small in stature miniature horses cast a big shadow

The majority of competitors were from out of town, coming from Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba

The miniature horses galloped into Moose Jaw as the Saskatchewan Miniature Horse Club held their two-day show/competition.

Originating from Shetland and Welsh ponies, the miniatures, despite being what most people would call pint sized, are suppose to look like an ideal big horse.

Although their horses may be small, their owners are big when it comes to the art of showmanship with the well-dressed Jason Rowe from Lacombe, Alberta having his horses seemingly mesmerized.

The Saturday show brought in 35 horses for an American Miniature Association Registry show/competition. 

The majority of competitors were from out of town, coming from Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

The world of miniature horses has numerous classes but the rule of thumb is that there are two divisions — one for horses 34 inches and under at the shoulder at the base of the mane and one for horses over 34 inches.

And for the curious, yes, we asked about the amount of feed these miniature horses eat and it is less than the full sized versions of horses meaning they have less manure.

The event went on throughout the weekend.