A Horse Small Enough to Fit in a Car Seat
Four-year-old Garrett Mullen pets a 3-day-old pinto stallion named Einstein in Barnstead, N.H., Sunday, April 25, 2010. The diminutive horse born in New Hampshire could lay claim to the world record for lightweight foal. Einstein weighed just 6 pounds and measured 14 inches in height when he was born Friday.
AP Photo/Jim Cole
A newborn miniature horse took its diminutive species to a whole new level last week.
On Friday in Barnstead, N.H., Einstein, a pinto Stallion was born, weighing in at 6 pounds and standing just 14 inches high - a possible world record for a lightweight foal.
According to Judy Smith, who has bred miniature horses for more than 20 years, the average newborn mini-horse is 21 inches tall and weighs 18 pounds. "He's not a preemie. He was born three days after his due date," Smith told the Union Leader newspaper.
Smith added that Einstein's body was in proportion.Click below to view pictures of the pint-sized pony
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