Single pony (9.3hh) can pull two adults (9.5 stone and 14.5 stone) with same vehicle round the lanes at trot for 14 miles or more easily without a break. Pair of ponies (9.3hh) can pull the two 9.5 stone adults for 25 miles all at trot with only one half-hour break.
Minis are one of the strongest horse breeds (relative to their size). They were small enough to be used in mines and easy to care for. Plus they could pull very heavy loads! A Mini can pull 3 to 4 times their wieght where a draft horse can usually pull 2 to 2.5 times their wieght.
Many larger miniature donkeys can carry up to 50 pounds (including the saddle’s weight) – less weight for longer rides, more weight may be okay for short amounts of time.
25 to 35 years
Horses and ponies range in size and weight, just like people. On average, a pony between 9 and 14 hands may weigh between 400 and 800 pounds. Following the 20% rule, this means that a pony can generally carry a person (including tack) who weighs between 80 and 160 pounds.
No you cannot. They may look small but they require a lot of space. You would require about 2 acres to keep a couple of miniature Shetlands. They would also ruin your lawn in a very short space of time!
Opinions differ, but approximately 8 by 8 feet to 10 by 10 feet is substantial enough for a miniature horse to move around comfortably but not too large to make them susceptible to drafts and cold in their individual stalls. The full height of a normal horse barn is also not required — 6 feet is a sufficient height.
Although mini horses are herd animals and most of the time will enjoy a companion they can survive and thrive alone with taking additional steps.
How Heavy is Too Heavy? One of the most frequently cited recommendations on matching horses and riders comes from the U.S. Cavalry Manual of Horse Management. It recommends that the rider and gear weigh no more than 20 percent of the horse’s weight.
between 2,000 and 8,000 pounds
According to author Donna Campbell Smith, The Book of Draft Horses: The Gentle Giants That Built the World, in 1924 a pair of Shire draft horses pulled 50 tons (100,000 pounds), which is 20,000 pounds more than the weight of a semi truck. Other sources we found recorded that they pulled only 45 tons.
Miniature Donkeys are native to the Mediterranean islands of Sicily and Sardinia. Bred to be small, tough, docile, and trainable, they were used to carry firewood, deliver freshly baked bread, pull carts filled with laundry, and were used to pull ore carts in mines.
Mini donkeys should be fairly quiet, easy to handle, and affectionate. They enjoy people around people and are pack animals. … Mini donkeys are also just plain cute! They make great pets and companions for families.