Wednesday, April 16, 2008

The Smallest Horse

I got this pic from a friend's email. This small horse's name is Thumbelina. I really find it cute so I decided to post it here.

She may be small, a mere 17 inches and weighing only 60 pounds. But she is all horse. Thumbelina is officially recognized as the world’s smallest horse. Normally horses weight about 250lb and rise to a height of 34 inches when they are fully grown. But from the day she was born it was clear that tiny Thumbelina would never grow to that size. She weighed only 8lb – the size of a new-born baby when she was born. Eventually she grew to just 60lb. Her amazing size has been explained as dwarfism. This makes her a miniature of a miniature.