San Juan Miniature Horses
SJM Bonnie Lil Bit
NOT FOR SALE
Bonnie was born 6/28/10. She is a sorrel and white pinto, dwarf, filly. We purchased
Bonnie's dam pregnant and with her 2009 filly, who is perfectly fine and has no dwarfism
characteristics. The mare was bred back to the same stallion resulting in Bonnie. Anyway,
dwarf foals are a reality of breeding miniatures because of the limited foundation breeding
stock as well as some breeders not breeding reputably or giving full disclosure. Having said
this, I do not believe the breeder we purchased Bonnie's dam from is one of these people.
It is a sad and sometimes very painful situation for all involved but mostly the horse. In
Bonnie's case, we will be honored to have her live out her days with us however long or short
that might be. She has such a cute personality and acts like there is absolutley nothing
wrong with her. We love this little horse and she surely has impacted us in a very positive
way. If more breeders were open and honest about the dwarf foals born on their farms each
year, perhaps we could get enough useful imformation to figure out just how to identify the
cause of such situations or potential situations. Please, if you own a dwarf, be responsible
and do not breed them. There is certainly a place for these little horses and they should not
be destroyed just because they usually have major, long term health issues, unless their
deformities won't allow them to live a productive life. These are wonderful, God given
creatures, we are stewards and we have a moral responsibilty to strive to do better by them
and in our breeding programs. Some dwarf foals are born with deformities that will not allow
them to live and that is understandable and acceptable to have them put down humanely.
Bonnie will not be registered, bred or sold.
As you can see from the pictures below, she is a very personable little horse and very much
One mini to another!
She is quite the adventurer!!!
Here she is as a yearling and still going strong!! Need to get her clipped. She looks
like she is sporting a mohawk on her back.
After a nice and much needed haircut
This little horse has a personality like no other. She is the sweetest, most
gentle horse on the place and she just putters around minding her own
business for the most part. If you are trying to get something done outside
and she can get to you, she will be right at your side or in your way!
Bonnie as a 3 year old. She is still plugging along!!!!