2011 - Volume #35, Issue #6, Page #23[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
It's Einstein Vs. Bella For Smallest Horse Title
From East of the Mississippi we have Einstein, born April 22, 2010 on a farm in Barnstead, N.H., at 6 lbs. and just 14 in. tall, 2/3’s the normal height of a newborn. The pinto’s parents are miniature horse champions.
West of the Mississippi we have Bella, born May 12, 2010, at 9 lbs and 15 in. tall in Oklahoma City and moved to Mandan, N. Dak., where she lives on a miniature horse rescue ranch.
While Bella was born bigger than Einstein, neither can be considered for a Guinness record until they are 4 years old.
The current record winner is Thumbelina, a 17 1/2-in. tall miniature sorrel brown mare, which is considered to be a dwarf. That’s different than Bella and Einstein who are true miniature horses. Their owners would like to see a new category created by Guinness to separate dwarf and miniature breeds.
Each horse has a website and each has had a children’s book written about them. Both have received lots of media attention, including appearances on national TV and overseas.
At the least, they both win as the smallest mare and the smallest stallion. As for the title of smallest miniature horse, it’s a waiting game to see who grows the least in the next three years.
Stay tuned …
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, (www.myminibella.com or www.einsteinminihorse.com).
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