Miniature Ventures
Breeders of beautiful Miniature Horses with Action!
Quality Breeding  ~  Quality Transport

Larry, Maryann & Brianna Cerullo
5643 SW Minson Rd.
Powell Butte, OR 97753
Phone: 541-410-6222 

E-mail: miniv@coinet.com

Miniature Horse Fetal Development

So, your mare is pregnant.  Over the course of eleven months, she goes from looking like a normal, healthy horse to a bulging barrel with four legs.  Have you ever wondered what was going on inside of the mare's body with the growing foal?  Kim Landis, of Crayonbox Miniatures, through a lot of hard work and digging up photos from breeders all over, has a GRAPHIC couple of photo web pages showing the development of a miniature fetus from about 33 days of gestation.  Nearly all the photos are taken of aborted fetuses.  Remember, nature has her reasons to have mares abort their foals...usually because of health problems either in the mare or the baby.  I have been graciously given permission by Kim to link to her pages.  There is no way I would want to duplicate her wonderful work. 

Again, these photos are extremely graphic in nature but also very fascinating.  Those of us who are horse and pony breeders see this sort of thing far too often but never have we seen them shown in such detail and completeness through the cycle of pregnancy in our mares.

This is an example of what you will see.  This is an aborted foal at about 60 days of gestation.  It is 3 1/2 inches long.  The photo is courtesy of Crayonbox Miniatures and Kickapoo Acres:


The link to this wonderful photo log is


Thank you, Kim!