My daughter had surgery at our local Shriners Hospital yesterday and while there we got to see and pet "The World's Smallest Horse".Â Her name is Thumbelina and she is only 17 1/2 inches tall (44.5 cm). She's about the size of a bassett hound.Â
She's actually a dwarf of a miniature horse and wasn't genetically created or altered in any way.Â She basically was a "freak of nature" so to speak.
You can read about her and see her other pictures at http://www.worldssmallesthorse.com , her very own website!
She was born on a farm in Missouri on May 1, 2001.Â
It was a great excitement for many of the kids there, especially the younger ones.Â Everyone got to pet her and even take pictures.Â Her owner passed out "hoof-graphed" photos too.Â
I had to share this little piece of excitement with everyone.Â I thought it was a great thing for her owner to do and thought perhaps you'd enjoy reading about this little miracle.