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Miniature Horses and Tunis Sheep

Fun with Miniatures

Mini Puzzlers

These puzzles were previously published in the Mini Messenger, the newsletter of the AMHR Club of Texas,  when I was its editor.

Mini Puzzler #1 - A STEWARD’S NIGHTMARE

Mini Puzzler #2 - MINI MAGIC WORD SEARCH

Mini Puzzler #3 - SANGARAM ANAGRAMS

Mini Puzzler #4 - DO AS YOU'RE TOLD

Mini Puzzler #5 - MINI DROPLINES

 



A STEWARD'S NIGHTMARESteward

The unpredictable Texas weather had been unusually beautiful for the annual Miniature Horse show. But then as Champion of Champions class started to line up, a strong gust of wind blew in and tore off five of the exhibitors’ numbers from their backs. The ring steward gathered the cards and hurried to return them to the right exhibitors; he remembered the following information.

  1. None of the male miniatures were Black or Palomino.
  2. The weanling colt was neither number 134 or 156.
  3. The black miniature was number 193; and it wasn’t the weanling filly.
  4. One of the young males was grey, and the other was number 221.
  5. Number 134 was not grey.
  6. The sorrel’s number was not 221.
  7. Number 255 was a 3 year old.

Can you help him sort the numbers out? You can print out a .pdf version with a chart to help solve the puzzle. Put an X in the block when you rule out that combination, an O in a block means a definite match.

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MINI MAGIC WORD SEARCH

Can you find all the mini-related words in this word search? Print this page or download a .pdf version.

Mini Word Find

ALFALFA
AMATEUR
APPALOOSA
ARABIAN
ARENA
BARN
BAY
BITE
BLACK
BLANKET
BLAZE
BLOODLINE
BLUEBOY
BODY
BOND
BRAID
BREWER
BROODMARE
BROWN
BUCKEROO
BUCKSKIN
CANNON
CART
CHAMPION
CHESTNUT
CLASS
CLIPPER
COLOR
COLT
COWBOY
CREMELLO
CROUP
DAPPLE
DAUGHTER
DRAFT
DRIVING
DUN
EGYPTIANKING
EXERCISE
EXHIBITOR
FALLABELLA
FILLY
FLANK
FLAXEN
FOAL
FORELOCK
GAIT
GALLOP
GELDING
GOLDMELODYBOY
GRAND
GRAIN
GRASS
GREY
GREEN
GROOM
GRULLO
HALTER
HARNESS
HAY
HERD
HIP
HOCK
HOOD
HOOF
HORSE
HUSSELER
HUTTENEST
JUDGE
LEOPARD
LINEBACK
MANE
MARE
MINI
MINIATURE
MUZZLE
NATIONALS
NECK
NECKSWEAT
NEIGH
NFC
NICKER
OATS
ORION
OVERO
PALOMINO
PASTERN
PEPPY
PINTO
RANCH
QUARTER
REAR
REFINED
REGISTRY
ROAN
ROWDY
SALE
SHAMPOO
SHOW
SHOWMANSHIP

SILVER
SIRGALAHAD
SNIPPET
SON
SORREL
STABLE
STALL
STALLION
STAR
STIFLE
STUD
TACK
TAIL
TOBIANO
TOPTEN
TOPLINE
TRAILER
TRAINER
TRAIT
TROT
WEANLING
WHINNEY
WHOA
WINNER
YEARLING

 


 

 

ANAGRAMS - SANG-A-RAM

Ram SingingRearranging the following phrases will result in a familiar word or phrase pertaining to a horse show that will fit into each of the diagrams below. Click for a .pdf version.

point                                
try hop                                
I, queen                                
lend gig                                
rein art                                
me, scout                                
Gray line                                
be as colt                                
ALL I need                                
A mop lion                                
Is tall? no.                                
more broad                                
Whom pin sash                                
Ah! sell carts                                
A deal for man                                
I had a granny                                
A tan ranch dress                                
I’m Sure not a Shire!                                

 

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DO AS YOU’RE TOLD

Follow the instructions to discover where you will find the "best of these." Click for a .pdf version.

Write the words Miniature Horses.

  M I N I A T U R E H O R S E S

Drop the first two vowels.

   

Switch the second letter with the second from the last.

 

Reverse the order of the first seven letters.

   

Bring the last letter to the first.

 

Change the RU to OI.

   

Ad LA after the the first letter.

   

Double the center letter.

   

Reverse the last seven letters.

   

Move the first E to the right of the O.

   

Change the second O to an N.

   

Drop all of the E’s.

   

Move the second N in back of the first vowel.

   

Drop the second S.

   

Move the third A to the last position.

   

Reverse all of the letters.

   

 

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DROPLINES

A familiar "horsey" quotation has been fit into each of the diagrams below, but you will have to rearrange them considerably to find it. Looking at each column of letters vertically, distribute the letters in it into the empty squares directly below. The black squares show you the spaces between the words in the quotation. One letter has been dropped in place in the first quotation to start you off. Click for a .pdf version.

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