By the end of the 20th century, the animal classes at shows increasingly featured specialty animals and pets rather than the main farm breeds. Miniature horses, which stand no more than a metre high, were introduced to New Zealand as pets in the 1980s. This one is on display at the Christchurch A & P Show. In 2007 there were over 7,000 registered animals, and an active New Zealand Miniature Horse Association.
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Photograph by Peter E. Smith
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