According to Guinness World Records, the smallest horse in the world is currently Thumbelina from Missouri, but her title is likely going to be claimed by this awesome little guy, whose name is Einstein, as soon as he turns 4, which is the minimum age requirement for the record.
Einstein lives in Gilmanton, New Hampshire with his owners, Charlie Cantrell and Rachel Wagner. He measures a mere 35 cm tall (14 inches) and weighs 2.7 kg (6lb), while Thumbelina meausres 44.5 cm (17.5 in) tall. Charlie and Rachel are pretty sure that Einstein (who was born in April 2010) has stopped growing, but even if he manages to gain another couple inches over the next two years, he’s still in great shape to claim that world record.
One of the things that makes Einstein so remarkable is that, unlike most miniature horses, he exhibits no dwarf characteristics. His proportions match those of his full-size equine friends. He really is a perfectly miniature horse.
Einstein spends his time hobnobbing with his friend Playboy, a full-size stallion, and cavorting with Charlie and Rachel’s dog Lilly as well as Hannah, the St. Bernard pictured above towering over the wee Einstein.
Charlie explains, “Playboy is owned by a young lady who lives next to our farm and Einstein sometimes meets him to have a head sniff and a simple hello. You see the adorable thing about Einstein is that he doesn’t seem to be too aware of his height at all. He approaches Lilly and Playboy just like he was a fully grown stallion. He rears up and huffs and gallops around.”