The world’s smallest horse owned by Rachel Wagner and Charlie Cantrell, is known as Einstein who was born in Barnstead, New Hampshire in late April. He was born with a height of 14 inches and a weight of 6 pounds. This means that he was no taller than a cereal box and his weight was less than that for a cat. However, both his parents are 30-inch show horses. Despite his size, he longed to join the rest as they galloped and trotted around the paddock. Even though he grew stronger and bigger with each passing day, he was still not the right size to interact with the other full-sized horses. Einstein is therefore known as a miniature horse. Miniature or small horses are determined by the height which is usually less than 86 to 87 cm or 34 to 38 inches and this is measured at the last hairs of the mane. They are found in a number of nations especially in the Americas and Europe. Although they have the size of a very small pony, many of them retain horse characteristics and are also considered “horses” . They come in various coat patterns and colors. The miniature horses are taken as family pets because they are friendly and are able to interact well with people, although they retain their natural horse behavior. They can also be trained as service animals to assist people with disabilities and also participate in competitive horse show events.
Due to Einstein’s size, he cannot be able to compete in the Kentucky Derby, but he is popular with many public appearances across the U.S. The media interest in him began soon after he was born as thousands used to queue at the farm in Barnstead, New Hampshire just to catch a glimpse of him. He however remains without friends from his own breed.