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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  • barrle racer101Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 5:03 pm
    i think ahe ahould be treted that a nomal horse
    • PONIES Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 2:51 pm
      That poor thing
      • NatalieThursday, May 26, 2016 at 3:43 pm
        So cute
        • ellaTuesday, May 10, 2016 at 11:43 am
          im a horseback rider and i ride a huge clydesdale and its so weird to see this little guy.
          • meThursday, April 21, 2016 at 6:14 pm
            LOL SO CUTE I LOVE HORSES
            • Blue quadMonday, April 11, 2016 at 5:07 pm
              lol lol lolololol!!!!!!!!!!!!!
              • Love horses Monday, April 11, 2016 at 8:20 am
                SO CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!😍😍😍😍
                • Blue quadThursday, April 7, 2016 at 2:20 pm
                  lol lol lolololol!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                  • outlatar001
                    outlatar001Friday, March 18, 2016 at 8:10 am
                    SO CUTE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                    • knightFriday, February 26, 2016 at 11:29 am
                      thats so tiny

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