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World’s Smallest Horse (Video)

Meet Einstein, the world’s smallest horse. Born April 22, 2010 in Barnstead, New Hampshire, Einstein weighed a mere 6 pounds at birth!

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4:42AM PDT on Apr 16, 2013

What a cutie! Thanks for sharing.

9:30AM PDT on May 27, 2012

Such an adorable little horse!

9:06AM PDT on Apr 6, 2012

I agree with the statements about novelty breeding. This is a cute horse.

12:15PM PST on Jan 12, 2011

how adorable. awesome video how small & petite.

1:45AM PST on Jan 11, 2011

Tara, I doubt anyone is wishing Einstein anythng BUT a long and happy life. It's just not likely because of his genetic make-up. As for one of "God's" creations, I guess I'd disagree a bit in that God didn't create a horse breed this tiny, humans did with their constant meddling and cross-breeding the smallest-to-the-smallest. The parents may be normal-sized Minis, not positive, but even so, even normal-sized Minis serve little purpose other than as pets and to display in shows in halter and driving little carts. I've no issue with anyone that wants one, and I'd take one in a heartbeat as a pasture companion for my Arab stallion, but just not condoning breeding them so small, they'll have issues. I just think that instead of everybody "oohing and aahing" about how cute Einstein is, they'd condemn his breeders for exploiting him.

6:38PM PST on Jan 10, 2011

This little guy deserves a long, loving life as does all animals. I think he is adorable and it doesn't bother me if he is concerned abnormal or defective or a freak of nature. He is an animal that God created and I love him just the same. Moreso than people frankly.

12:13AM PST on Jan 10, 2011

Has anyone who has commented "how cute", blah, blah, even bothered to see that this is old news...........this little guy was born almost a year ago, and then I'd ask if they are only responding after reading the "subject" and looking at a photo, without understanding the reality that this little horse (he's NOT a pony) has a very bleak future? He's a "freak" of nature. Even normal-sized MINIS have little use other than as pets, so YES, Mari, he will be nothing BUT a pet, IF he survives. You can train Mini's to drive, but that's about it.

I seriously doubt he'd ever be shipped for slaughter, since first of all, the only plants that do that are in Canada and Mexico. At maturity, even if "NORMAL" sized for a Mini (which he won't be), he'd only weigh about 200 lbs MAX. Unlikely he'd weigh enough to make it worthwhile. Most "regular sized" horses rarely are worth it unless somewhat overweight and the distance to the plant isn't that far.

I know this sounds harsh, but it's reality. I have horses, I KNOW what the equine "industry" is like, and "novelties" like Einstein annoy me when I know their "creators" don't have a clue about what they've done.

10:23PM PST on Jan 9, 2011

Amazing and Sweet :-)

4:48PM PST on Jan 9, 2011

He's cute but I hope he is not a pet.

3:02PM PST on Jan 9, 2011

Awwww... So sweet!

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