bannière Cinnamon's Sirius

Cinnamon's Sirius Chevaux Miniatures Américains


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Associations autour du Cheval Miniature

La race du cheval miniature est maintenant reconnue en France AMHA France

AMHA France

American Miniature Horse Association


Association pour la promotion, protection et reconnaissance du Cheval Miniature AFCM


Syndicat des Eleveurs de Chevaux Miniatures


English spoken - wir sprechen fliessend deutsch

Twister et Clovis, Rosi et Celtic

Breeding philosophy

Breeding American miniature horses at our farm Cinnamon’s Sirius is our pleasure and passion.
Both, my husband and I, are veterinarian. Together we run a mixed veterinary clinic, farm animals and pets, where each of us operates in their specialty but where we closely work together as a team.
By personal choice, my breeding production is deliberately limited and I plan only a few births a year which I spread over the foaling season in order to be able to spend maximum time socializing and handling each new-born foal.
I focus on taking total care of my horses and facilities myself with only the support of my family (husband and son).                                   


My goal in breeding is to produce “solid multiple-purpose miniature horses” with equal proportions of a large sized horse. Well balanced miniatures with high aptitudes for sporty activities and show with their owners! Like driving, jumping, long-reining...
For this reason, my horses are rather in the upper range of allowed size by the standard of the AMHA( American Miniature Horse Association). While it is, in my opinion, impossible to maintain “large horse proportions” and “multiple-purpose qualities “ in breeding minis lower-sized. I have often observed that the “smaller mini-horse” diverts from large horse proportions and is physically less adapted for activities like driving and jumping. So, to me, some “size” is required to meet my goal in breeding

Another aspect of my breeding program is color. When I chose my first miniatures, I  wanted them solid colored because pinto color (usually tobiano here in France) gives them a pony aspect and a less elegant appearance. But my heart has always belonged to the so-called "colored" horses and rapidely, this preference woke up also for the miniature horse. However, I am particularly attentive to the color genes of my horses. Two mares imported from the United States have come to expand my herd. I have chosen them not only for their origins, but also for their pinto genes not widespread in the French stock: frame overo, splashed white overo and sabino overo. These genes cause a color distribution completely different from the "classic" tobiano and I prefer, by far, the overo pattern. I also like diluted colors ,cream and dun-genes, who are also present in my herd, and which I will try to combine with the pinto genes.

The challenge is to get all these above criteria in every horse born at our farm: compliance with the "Standards of Perfection ", versatility, health, friendly character and voluntary nature, beauty of the model, quality of the gaits ... and color.

At our farm our horses live as closely as possible to natural conditions in appropriated sized pastures with shelters and “outside” all year round. The stallions are brought into a stable at night during a part of the year (when their thick fur makes them forget to respect the electric fences for example), and also mares ready to foal for a better monitoring of foaling and a safer course of parturition. When a mare gives birth, she goes out to an individual pasture for the day with her foal but returns into the stable for the night for about 15 days - 1 month. I like to know the very young foals safe in the stable at night and at the same time it gives me the opportunity of handling them the most natural way possible, by putting on their halters and leading them from stable to pasture and vice versa every morning and evening.

None of my horses are trained or conditioned for “ Beauty shows”. I am not attracted by this discipline. However I regularly “work” with my horses, driving, jumping, long reins … and it is that activity that I prefer. I have participated in some events and have been successful.
Unfortunately these events take place far away from my home and participating can only be …. occasionally.
So my horses graze at will, they are not rationed with hay, they are not clipped in the winter. Their main exercise is to move freely in and as a real herd , they run and play in the field . You will find no walker or treadmill in my facilities: my horses have the exercise they need freely in the pastures, and if I judge that they need a little more training, I take the time to give them some extra exercise. And that ….  moves horse and human and puts both in good shape ;-)


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