The miniature horses were created in Europe in the 1600 century. They were very popular as nobility pets, however in these years they can be used as pets to help you in the countryside or teach the children the equestrian arts.
They have been know for their abilities to help people with disabilities. They were used more after 1842 when children started working in the mines in the UK. In this times, your kids will like to have them to play with they as they would with a dog or cat.