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Saturday, October 14, 2006

The world's smallest horse

Thumbelina, a 17-inch-tall Miniature horse, has been officially recognized by the Guinness Book of Records as the world's smallest horse, reports the London Daily Mail. The 5-year-old mare weighed eight pounds at birth and now tips the scales at 60 pounds. The average Miniature horse stands about 34-inches tall and weighs around 250 pounds. Thumbelina's owners told the Daily Mail the mare stopped growing as a yearling. The dwarf Miniature wears orthopedic fittings to help straighten out her legs, which are proportionally smaller than her body and head. ...more

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