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April 26, 2010

Meet Einstein, the world’s smallest horse who weighs less than a newborn baby | Mail Online

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Meet Einstein, the world’s smallest horse who weighs less than a newborn baby

By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 3:30 AM on 26th April 2010

This pint-sized stallion could be a record breaker as the world’s smallest foal.

The three-day old pinto stallion, called Einstein, is just 14 inches high and weighs only an incredible 6lbs.

Einstein

Pint-sized: Einstein the pinto stallion weighed just 6lbs when he was born on Friday in Barnstead, New Hampshire

The diminutive horse was born in Barnstead, New Hampshire, on Friday at Tiz Miniature Horse Farm.

His tiny proportions may be more suitable for a human baby, but they are tiny for a horse, even a miniature breed like Einstein.

Einstein

Horsing about: The three-day-old foal, which could be the smallest horse ever born, is petted by a visitor at the miniature horse farm

Dr Rachel Wagner, Einstein’s co-owner, claims the Guinness Book of Records lists the smallest newborn horse as weighing just 9lbs.

Breeders say that unlike the current record holder, Thumbelina, Einstein shows no signs of dwarfism – he is just a tiny horse.

Einstein

Measuring up: Co-owner Dr Rachel Wagner holds a ruler up next to the tiny horse as he plays in a field

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I see no darfism in this colt either. He’s just really small and refined. I had one born like this year before last, although I didn’t weigh him. I know when I picked him up, I almost threw him over my head. I guesses he might have weighed 6 pounds and extremely refined. Many horses are weak in the rear when they are born. He’ll be okay, Nice little colt. Congratulations. Mine was a black and white colt also. My mare aborted this year and it looked like her foal might have been even smaller. It’s the stallion that’s giving me the tiny babies.

– Mona Bateman, Texas, 26/4/2010 16:54

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I hope they keep this little angel under lock and key. What an amazing little horse. x

– Heather, Mumbles, 26/4/2010 16:39

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DB, Georgia,

Equine newborns are not like human newborns, oddly enough. They’re meant to be able to run away instantly, not to be carried for a year.

Look at some Shetland pony foals. They are not deformed like this one.

I’m sorry, but if any horsebreeder with nous produced a foal that looked like this, they wouldn’t be boasting about it.

– Susanna, Berlin, Germany, 26/4/2010 16:21

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His head and neck are way out of proportion and I hope those back legs improve in the next few days – it looks like he could have spondylitis. Give me a normal sized animal any day.

– Helen, Manchester, 26/4/2010 16:01

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I’m totally in love.

– Lexie, Venus, 26/4/2010 15:43

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Falabellas aren’t the smallest, they are just one type of miniature. Any of the miniature horses could produce a small baby.

– vsedriver, Ohio USA, 26/4/2010 14:40

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