Is Einstein The World's Smallest Horse?
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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
- danny-boyalmost 2 yearsEinstein is a really funny name for this horse.
- danny-boyalmost 2 yearsThis is so cute! My sister would LOVE this. She is obsessed with horses.
- sssniperwolff22 daysSAME I LOVE HORSES
- kittyluvskookiealmost 2 yearsAwwwww
- himikotogaover 2 yearsSo cute!! I love horses!!
- vehiseky-158082967583almost 3 yearsSo cute
- Becky + zoeover 3 yearsSo cute . I've always wanted a horse of my own 🐴
- horse lover 200almost 4 yearssooo cute
- ladybug3almost 4 yearso my feet he is so cute😍😍🐴
- Rebelalmost 4 yearsHe is so cute and small.The closest thing I have to that small is our new donkey or my friends shetland pony.
- Horse lover #1about 4 yearssooo cute!