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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Smallest Horse in the World: Einstein Horse May Be World’s Smallest Horse


Horses: They are large, powerful, majestic creatures. We measure the output of car engines by relating to the power of horses. But sometimes, all you want is a tiny horse.

Einstein, a 3-day-old pinto stallion, is believed to be the world’s smallest horse. He was 14 inches tall at birth and weighs 6 pounds. On paper, that makes him the smallest horse on Earth. The current record holder is Thumbelina, a 17-and-a-half-inch tall chestnut mare. His owner is waiting on confirmation before he is crowned the tiniest
Einstein was born last Friday at Tiz-a-Miniature Horse Farm in Barnstead, N.H. Because of his diminutive size, his breeder, Judy Smith, thought he wouldn’t make it.