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Miniature horses captivate crowds at Howard County Fair

Miniature horse owners from across the region brought their tiny stallions to the Howard County Fair on Wednesday.

Owners entered their horses in a variety of contests, from jumps, to obstacle courses and even an egg-in-spoon race (but it was really a ping-pong ball).  

Mark Laird oversaw each of the competitions, judging the horses based on bone structure, ability to perform and uniformity.

"They can do almost anything a normal horse can do," said Jazz Petersen, who entered her mini horse Notta into the competition. The only disadvantage is their size, but they're bred to be that way, so that's okay."

Watch the video above and view the photo gallery to see more from the Miniature Horse Show.

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