World's Smallest Horse? Einstein is a Tiny Pinto Horse (Video)
Einstein Born April 22 May Be the World's Smallest Horse
Thumbelina is currently considered the world's smallest horse, but now a tiny pinto horse born in New Hampshire on Friday may be taking that title away.
The tiny horse is a miniature stallion and weighs 6 pounds and was measured to be just 14 inches. Thumbelina is said to measure 17 inches, but when she was born she was just 8 1/2 pounds and 10 inches tall. Thumbelina is a dwarf mini horse, but Einstein is not considered to be a dwarf; he is just a tiny horse.
Dr. Rachel Wagner, Einstein's co-owner, said the Guinness Book of Records lists the smallest newborn horse as weighing in at 9 pounds.
Dr. Wagner has sent an application to the Guinness Book of World Records to see if Einstein could qualify as the world's smallest horse and take the title away from Thumbelina.
When Einstein was born his breeder Judy Smith said that she thought he was dead as he was so small and was not moving at all.
"At first he didn't move very much. We started rubbing him with a towel and he started to move around." she said.
She later sold Einstein to the Wagners as they just fell in love with him.
An average newborn mini-horse is about 18 pounds and 21 inches tall, but Einstein seems to break all records and was born three days after his due date so he is not premature. Both his parents are award-winning miniatures according to the Union Leader.
It is unknown if Einstein will take the title away from Thumbelina but he could give her a run for his money.