Einstein, Possibly World’s Tiniest Horse in New Hampshire… Weighed 6 Pounds at Birth, Give It an “8” on the “Ahhhh” Meter (video)
Posted By Vicki McClure Davidson on April 27, 2010
This will likely rate an even higher rating on the “Ahhhh” Meter than Mabel the chicken in the UK, who had adopted a litter of puppies a few months back.
For mother hen Mabel and her four-legged “chicks,” I gave the charming photo and story a “6.”
For this adorable, healthy, tiny New Hampshire foal named Einstein, born just last Friday, he gets an “8” on the “Ahhhh” Meter.
From Washington Post, 6-pound foal born in NH may be world’s tiniest:
BARNSTEAD, N.H. — A diminutive horse born in New Hampshire could lay claim to the world record for lightweight foal. The pinto stallion named Einstein weighed just 6 pounds and measured 14 inches tall when he was born Friday in Barnstead, N.H. Those proportions fit a human baby just about right but are downright tiny for horse, even a miniature breed like Einstein.
Dr. Rachel Wagner, Einstein’s co-owner, says the Guinness Book of Records lists the smallest newborn horse as weighing in at 9 pounds.
Breeders say that unlike the current record holder, Thumbelina, Einstein shows no signs of dwarfism. He’s just a tiny horse.
Tiny horse born in New Hampshire could lay claim to world record for lightweight foal