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 aΒ  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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  • byucougars
    byucougarsWednesday, November 11, 2015 at 5:45 pm
    ADORABLE
    • 4smith26
      4smith26Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 10:25 am
      Aww so cute🐴😍
      • zoet_7
        zoet_7Monday, October 5, 2015 at 4:26 pm
        i bet peggy123 loved to see it even though i no that she has seen it also cute
        • aMonday, September 21, 2015 at 12:03 pm
          cute
          • snugybugy
            snugybugyWednesday, September 9, 2015 at 1:08 pm
            soo adorable and cute soo tiny!!
            • peggy123
              peggy123Monday, September 7, 2015 at 5:10 pm
              some horses can be small or tall but that doesant matter
              • coolanime
                coolanimeSunday, February 14, 2016 at 2:33 pm
                Sooo true
              • marksman
                marksmanSaturday, September 5, 2015 at 4:08 pm
                Size don't mater it can be anything that horse want wants to be. πŸ˜‰
                • peggy123
                  peggy123Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 5:14 pm
                  he might get to run free like other horses he's small but I bet he mighty and fast
                  • mac101Monday, August 24, 2015 at 4:26 pm
                    want it want it want it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                    • unknownThursday, May 14, 2015 at 6:40 am
                      thats really cute

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