Koda - The Tiny Horse

By Meera Dolasia on August 10, 2009

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Koda was always meant to be a small horse - After all he is an 'American Miniature'. However, thanks to a rare health condition, he has turned out even tinier than the rest of his clan - but everyone agrees that Australia's smallest horse is as cute as a button!

Koda, who weighs only 70lbs and stands less than 2ft (59cm) tall was born with not only a rare condition of dwarfism, but was also plagued with a number of other health conditions. In fact the veterinarian was considering putting him down, when a nurse fell in love with the spunky little baby and decided to adopt and save him.

Over the last thirteen months Koda, who sports a mohawk hairdo, has been through a number of surgeries, including one to correct his small stumpy legs - And he is not done. He still has to undergo one major one to remove his adult teeth, which are too big for his tiny jaw.

However, this cutie, that could easily be mistaken for a stuffed toy, is a resilient little fella. According to his vet, he rebounds easily from every surgery and is one of the friendliest horses around. Of course it does help that Koda has a loving owner and now leads the life of a pampered pet.

Miniature horses, which come in many breeds, normally grow between 86-97cm in height. They make great pets because of their friendly and easy-going demeanor .  Similar to dogs, they can be trained as service animals to assist the disabled. While Koda is tiny, he is by no means the tiniest horse in the world.

That honor goes to a miniature horse called 'Thumbelina' who also suffers from the dwarfism. The tiny horse is just 17 1/2 inches tall and lives on a farm in St. Louis . The five-year old is quite famous and even has her own website - worldssmallesthorse.com where you can read about her and even buy 'Thumbelina' branded merchandise.

Sources: dailymail.co.uk, telegraph.co.uk., nation.com.wikipedia.com

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  • jordanvt
    jordanvtFriday, October 24, 2014 at 9:58 am
    cool
    • Lusitania Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 2:07 pm
      I thought he is soooooooooo cute. He is a real cutie.
      • Austen Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 1:53 pm
        Lol soooooooooo cute I love him
        • MichaelWednesday, October 22, 2014 at 1:52 pm
          Awwwwwwwwwwwww so cute
          • LoLTuesday, October 21, 2014 at 10:37 am
            Cool
            • horse.is_life<3Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 11:56 am
              sooooo cute
              • neko2457
                neko2457Friday, September 19, 2014 at 2:58 pm
                Awwwwww! So cute! -100 years later, dramatically- awwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!
                • awesome79086
                  awesome79086Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 5:15 pm
                  IKR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                • artjunkie
                  artjunkieSaturday, September 6, 2014 at 12:17 pm
                  I just, I want!!!!!!!!!!!! <3
                  • kell-bell
                    kell-bellSunday, August 31, 2014 at 2:53 pm
                    SO ADORABLE HOW DOES SOMTHING LIKE THAT HAPPEN? Thank you God!
                    • eleele1234
                      eleele1234Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 5:34 pm
                      wow

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