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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  • bopbop1
    bopbop1Friday, May 23, 2014 at 7:14 am
    what a beautiful pony I have one named Apple
    • Equine0214Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 8:23 am
      I have a Pintaloosa named Patrick that is a horse but is like him. He is 2 years.
      • Cynthia galvan Friday, May 16, 2014 at 1:11 pm
        It's so cute but crazy at the same time
        • LULOFriday, May 16, 2014 at 7:08 am
          LOL
          • nocle Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 2:39 pm
            i love the video it is so cute and i wish i have that little colt
            • LibbyTuesday, May 6, 2014 at 5:52 pm
              I just love the little colt she is soooooooo cute!!!!!
              • NameSaturday, April 5, 2014 at 5:48 am
                they are so cute
                • HiFriday, March 28, 2014 at 11:33 am
                  Cute
                  • omgThursday, March 27, 2014 at 9:31 pm
                    so little and sooooo cute
                    • taylor_swift13
                      taylor_swift13Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 9:33 am
                      so TINY!!!!!!
                      • catlover99
                        catlover99Monday, March 3, 2014 at 5:09 pm
                        I agree!!

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