I am looking to get one for my daughter for Christmas if I can convince my DH of the idea and can find one for the right price. My daughter is 4 and completely horse crazy! She helps me care for the chickens (has her own coop), the goats, and the dogs so I know she would do great with a horse. My question here is, how are the miniatures as far as temperament goes? My sister seems to think they have larger than life attitudes, but has never owned one so I am looking for someone's opinion who has. Would my DD be okay to ride one? Do they require special care versus a standard sized horse? Any advice would be welcome here!