Fox Lea Farm began as a privately owned home with acreage in Barnesville, Md., upon which a beautiful barn, indoor and ring was built. As the owners brought their horses from nearby boarding barns to their new home, they had a few empty stalls. Long-time equestrian Patricia Milligan, joined by her originally non-horsey but willing to learn husband, Michael Fox, pondered what to do about the empty stalls. As all horse…..Read More
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Please consider donating to support our work. All donations are tax deductible. Donations can be sent via PayPal to Foxleamini@gmail.com or checks can be mailed to: 18900 Barnesville Rd, Dickerson, MD 20842.Read More
Fox Lea Mini Horse Rescue is happy to announce that in addition to rescuing and rehabilitating miniature horses, Fox Lea Mini Horse Rescue will add “sanctuary” to our mission. So many of these minis here at Fox Lea come to us with medical, physical, and behavioral issues that make them less likely to be adopted […]Read More
First off the obvious – mini horses are little. They’re meant to be little. Mini horses are not just young full-sized equines and they are not, technically, ponies. A miniature horse is typically considered to be an equine standing less than about 38 inches at the withers when fully grown. They can come in all colors and coat patterns, and have many of the characteristics and needs of their bigger relatives.
Selective breeding over the centuries created mini horses. They were first developed in Europe in the 1600s, often as pets of nobility although some may have been used to work in confined spaces such as mines. However, since they’ve been bred over the years primarily as pets, they generally are quite friendly and interact well with people.Read More