Pickles Appaloosa Mini Horse

Everybody's Best Friend

Pickles is one of the most lovey-dovey and friendliest animals at Shepperly Farm. If you give him one pet, you're done for, because he won't leave you alone the rest of your visit! Once you are friends with Pickles, you are friends with Pickles forever. Pickles is always ready to be loved on and pet, so make sure to go out of your way and give him some attention during your next visit to Shepperly Farm. 

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Shepperly Farm Fun Facts

Appaloosa Mini Horses are specifically bred for their color and have distinctive spots. A full grown mini horse weighs anywhere from 150 to 250 pounds. A newborn mini horse only weighs 20 pounds and only stand between 16 and 20 inches tall. You can even pick them up and carry them around like a little puppy! 

Mini horses can sometimes be confused with ponies. The main difference is that mini horses are specifically bred to be exactly like a full-sized horse, just tiny. Whereas ponies tend to have short legs, thick necks and big bellies. 

Mini horses were used to help in coal mines for many years. They were used in United States coal mines as recently as the 1950s.  There was also a time when mini horses were also a common pet for European royalty. 

Shepperly Farm Petting Zoo

Where Fur and Fun Meet

Join us at Shepperly Farm Petting Zoo, where our animals are family. We have over 100 animals who love to be around people. All of our animals love to be pet, scratched and loved on by our visitors to the farm. We hope you come to Shepperly Farm and learn something new and leave with a new found appreciation and respect for animals. But it's not just animals here- we also have concessions, yard games and a party room with vintage, coin-operated arcade games. 

So come down to the farm, relax, and have fun with our furry pals! 

Shepperly Farm Petting Zoo

Meet Our Furry Friends

We are proud to have over 100 animals at our petting zoo for your family to enjoy. All of our animals are taken care of and loved every day. We have wallabies, chickens, goats, alpacas, rabbits, donkeys, ponies, ducks, pigs and more. During your time here, feel free to pet, scratch and love on all of the animals who call this farm home. Animals can provide great comfort and relaxation, so we hope your soul feels refreshed after visiting Shepperly Farm Petting Zoo in Cañon City, Colorado.

Enjoy meeting all of our furry friends here at Shepperly Farm Petting Zoo!