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IDDY PIDDY
HORSES

This is Oberon (below, top pic), a spring
arrival at the Original Miniature
Pony Centre on Dartmoor.

The foal, who is only 20 inches (50.8 cm) high,
was named after King of the Fairies, a character
in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, because he
arrived just before Shakespeare’s birthday on
April 23. He is one of 17 foals due to be
born at the center this spring.

However a pint-sized horse called Einstein
(above, bottom pic) from New Hampshire,
U.S, could be a record breaker as
the world's smallest foal.

The pinto stallion is just 14 inches (35.6 cm)
high and weighs an incredible 6lb (2.7 kg).
The diminutive pony was born in
Barnstead, New Hampshire, on
Friday at
Tiz Miniature
Horse Farm.

Dr Rachel Wagner, Einstein's co-owner, says
the Guinness Book of Records lists the smallest
newborn horse as weighing just 9lb. Breeders
say that unlike the current record holder,
Thumbelina, Einstein shows no signs of
dwarfism - he is just a tiny horse.


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