When choosing a horse breed you need to consider the typed of horse that will be all the horse you are looking for. Whether choosing the one for show, riding or racing; also whether you have children and the breed is appropriate or gentle enough for your child.
You need to decide if you are looking for a miniature horse breed, a light breed or a heavy breed. The type of breed you choose needs to fit in what you are trying to accomplish with your horse.
The miniature horse breed is great with your children, young adults and first time horse owners. They are gentle and love attention. They are low maintenance and need an acre or less for their care. The miniature horse breed is one people make the mistake thinking they are a pony. These horses are often used with children or work with disabled people. Most of these horses grow no more than thirty-eight inches in tall.