The Miniature Horses Market
|Entry page||The horse market has crashed! Has the
miniature horse market crashed? Here are some facts from long-time
miniature horse breeder, Lennie Bertrand:
"We held our first mini sale in 1989...prices were quite different then....high selling filly was $7500...things have changed...the mini market has been the most stable in the equine business...the 90's horse went up in value for show horses...people getting started in the mini business today can do it at a very good value....We offer horses of different type...meaning small stocky horses (new comers like the small ones) and then we offer what we perceive as the show horse (this market and style of horse is forever changing)
To answer the question on prices...we have been in it long enough to see many changes...both in price and style...but we also have been in the exotic business long enough to see Ostrich bring $250,000 a pair and in 3 years bring less than $500 a pair. Pot belly pigs did the same thing.
We feel that mini's are here to stay as a growing breed with everyone wanting a horse and a mini horse will fill the request."
Here are some figures out of the Nov 2005 Horse and Rider. The
numbers are staggering....