Is Einstein The World's Smallest Horse?

By Meera Dolasia on April 29, 2010

He may be just six days old, but Einstein, a miniature pinto colt, is already (almost) as famous as his namesake! That's because this foal is not only the world's cutest, but may also be the world's smallest horse!

Born on Friday April 22nd at the Tiz A Miniature horse farm in Barnstead, New Hampshire, Einstein arrived into this world weighing a mere 6lbs and measuring just 14 inches tall. While miniature horses are meant to be small, their normal birth weight is at least three times higher and most of them measure in at 21 inches or more

The current record holder is Thumbelina, who weighed a hefty 8.5lbs when she was born, though she was a little shorter, measuring in at 17.5 inches. However, Einstein's breeder, Judy Smith, believes that Einstein has the rightful claim to the title, since Thumbelina, suffers from dwarfism, whilst Einstein, who she describes as 'all leg' is a perfectly proportioned normal horse.

Now we just have to see if the Guinness Book of Records agrees with her slightly biased views. To keep track of this cutie pie, you can check out his website at www.einsteinminihorse.com/home.html.

Miniature horses come in many different pony breeds, that have been bred to reduce the size. They are very hardy with a  lifespan of between 20-25. The animals are friendly and calm and quite intelligent. They are therefore not only popular as pets, but in certain countries also as assistance animals for the blind.

sources:wikipedia.org, aol.com, dailymail.co.uk, guardian.co.uk

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  • olieTuesday, August 19, 2014 at 9:51 am
    he is so cute.I want one
    • AlbertTuesday, August 19, 2014 at 8:52 am
      EINSTIEN!!!! WOO-HOO!!!
      • AquaTuesday, August 5, 2014 at 5:10 pm
        OMG! Einstein is soo small! but is soo cute. I want one!!!
        • cjMonday, July 14, 2014 at 5:27 pm
          adorable i want him imagine him standing on your foot it would tickle lol cute
          • ellaSaturday, July 12, 2014 at 9:10 am
            I think that it is the cutest horse ever!!!
            • HirafacafaffafaMonday, June 16, 2014 at 8:26 am
              Aww that's really cute !!
              • awesome2345Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 1:12 pm
                it is a shorty just like me
                • paige25smile
                  paige25smileMonday, June 9, 2014 at 2:50 pm
                  it is soooooooooo cute and small!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                  • yellew
                    yellewTuesday, May 27, 2014 at 9:40 am
                    wow that is so cool
                    • 🐴🐴🐴🐴crazySunday, May 25, 2014 at 10:24 pm
                      Wow that is so cute. I love miniature and all other horses

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