Located in Northern California, Lovepatch Farms has produced Miniature Horses that anyone would be proud to own. Our horses have the style, class, and conformation that will get them noticed in the show ring and the disposition and temperament that makes them a pleasure to own. We have chosen to concentrate on horses with Appaloosa color AND champion bloodlines. So we can offer you not only a beautiful horse, but a colorful one as well. As you browse our sit or visit our farm, you will see the wonderful selection of stallions and mares we have acquired from exceptional breeders throughout the United States. These fine horses have formed the backbone of our breeding program and have allowed us to produce the beautiful miniature horses that Lovepatch Farms is becoming known for. So whether you plan to breed or show miniatures, or just enjoy a miniature horse as a pet, please consider Lovepatch Farms.
Our Appaloosa foals honor the bloodlines of Orion Light Van't Huttenest, Barimor Napoleon, Shadow Oaks Freckles and Double A Apache Kid which combine beautifully with champion pedigrees of Boones Little Buckeroo, the Bond horses, Martins Dealers Choice, Komokos Little King Supreme, and Winners Circle Adonis - just to name a few! Read More
Learning About Miniature Horses . . .
Many colorful myths abound about the origin of the Miniature horse. Contemporary historians tend to support the breed as a derivative of many sources. In prehistoric times, small horse breeds were likely the products of surviving harsh natural climates and limited feed. However today, with knowledge of genetics, it is possible to breed specifically for size.
It is known that, at various times in equine history, Miniature horses have been bred for pets, novelty, research, monetary gain, mining work, exhibition, and royal gifts. In addition to the prehistoric evidence of small equids, it is speculated that the Miniature horse is a result of nearly 400 years of selective breeding . . . Read More