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It's all relative: Einstein world's smallest horse at 35cm high
The Australian ^ | 4-26-10

Posted on 04/26/2010 3:53:27 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic

A TINY stallion just 35cm high is thought to be a record breaker as the world's smallest foal. Einstein, a pinto stallion, weighed in at just 2.7kg when he was born last week in the US.

Breeder Judy Smith, of Tiz A Miniature Horse Farm, in Barnstead, New Hampshire, told Sky News she thought he was dead when she first saw him.

"I have been at this for 20 years plus, but I have never seen one this tiny or even close to it.

"At first he didn't move very much. We started rubbing him with a towel and he started to move around. He was so small."

Breeders said that unlike the current record holder, Thumbelina, Einstein shows no signs of dwarfism.

"From the head to the legs - the length, width, height - everything is just beautiful about this little horse," said co-owner Charlie Cantrell.

Fellow owner Dr. Rachel Wagner said: "Most of the ones that are really tiny are what we call dwarves and they have some sort of dysmorphic features, or features that aren't really normal or healthy.

"This little guy is like all horses - he's almost all leg."


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: awwwww; breeding; horses; miniatures

Pinto stallion Einstein with his mother Tiz Fenisse. Unlike other miniature horses, he shows no signs of dawrfism
1 posted on 04/26/2010 3:53:28 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

similar:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2500993/posts


2 posted on 04/26/2010 3:54:45 PM PDT by Leo Farnsworth (I'm really not Leo Farnsworth.)
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To: Leo Farnsworth

Sorry. It did not come up on the search.


3 posted on 04/26/2010 3:56:38 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

There is a miniature horse farm close to my home! When we were poor you parents with 5 kids we’d take them there to stand outside the fence and see the ponies. Sometimes they had llamas there too and exotic poultry. Cheaper than the zoo. : )


4 posted on 04/26/2010 4:01:38 PM PDT by MWestMom (Tread carefully, truth lies here.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

what a cutie


5 posted on 04/26/2010 4:02:19 PM PDT by sabe@q.com (Yes, I'm a SW freak!)
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To: MWestMom

there are micro pigs; mini cows; mini sheep

i wish i was rich


6 posted on 04/26/2010 4:03:42 PM PDT by sabe@q.com (Yes, I'm a SW freak!)
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To: MWestMom

Just like we took our kids to the free Alpaca show yesterday.


7 posted on 04/26/2010 4:07:55 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
What a little sweetie pie!!

Earlier, I saw a picture of Einstein with a large dog & the dog was bigger than he is!!

I wish I had saved the picture..If anyone has it - would you please post it?? Thanks.

8 posted on 04/26/2010 4:16:44 PM PDT by LADY J (Change your thoughts and you change your world. - Norman Vincent Peale)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Very presidential. Part black part white with a big head.


9 posted on 04/26/2010 4:23:51 PM PDT by fish hawk
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To: fish hawk
"Very presidential. Part black part white with a big head."

But Einstein has great looking ears!!!

10 posted on 04/26/2010 4:25:51 PM PDT by LADY J (Change your thoughts and you change your world. - Norman Vincent Peale)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

What did Einstein say to the throat specialist?

I’m feeling a little hoarse!


11 posted on 04/26/2010 4:29:14 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: afraidfortherepublic

This breeder is so successful he’s looking at relocating to smaller premises! :-)


12 posted on 04/26/2010 5:15:47 PM PDT by AussieJoe
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To: afraidfortherepublic

It has been said that if someone could just breed a tiny elephant, they would become very wealthy indeed.


13 posted on 04/26/2010 5:24:58 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: LADY J

Last week on Animal Planet’s Pet Star (re-run from 2003) there was a lady named Flame who danced with her miniature horse. It was darling, but they didn’t win. The little horse pranced just like a circus horse of the 1800s.


14 posted on 04/26/2010 6:20:50 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Video and slideshow:

http://www.wmur.com/family/23255550/detail.html


15 posted on 04/26/2010 6:21:42 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but will give us the shaft.)
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To: LADY J
It's a St. Bernard, so the mini horse looks extra tiny:


16 posted on 04/26/2010 6:23:09 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but will give us the shaft.)
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To: LibFreeOrDie

Thanks for posting. I was just in the process of posting that darling video when my computer locked up.


17 posted on 04/26/2010 6:30:35 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

What Ive started doing is going to google and putting in the title of the article and adding Free Republic to it ...articles will show up on google but not on the FR search


18 posted on 04/26/2010 6:34:01 PM PDT by woofie
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To: woofie

That’s a great tip. I’m going to try that.


19 posted on 04/26/2010 6:37:03 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I dont think its a big deal anyway but people seem to dislike it if the article is posted twice.. Actually I think 2 or three of the same postings helps get the word out

Thanks for this one


20 posted on 04/26/2010 6:40:42 PM PDT by woofie
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To: woofie

I always try to check, but I think mine was first because the other poster asked to have theirs pulled. It hasn’t been, however.


21 posted on 04/26/2010 6:49:07 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: steve86

I had a lady that temped for us once take her grandkids to the Bass Pro Shop telling them it was the zoo. The three year old bought it; but the 4 year old busted her when he realized the animals weren’t moving!


22 posted on 04/26/2010 8:23:31 PM PDT by MWestMom (Tread carefully, truth lies here.)
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To: sabe@q.com

My daughter tells me there is some kind of unholy cross now in the UK between a pig and a sheep. The picture was hideous and I’m not believing it.


23 posted on 04/26/2010 8:24:27 PM PDT by MWestMom (Tread carefully, truth lies here.)
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To: MWestMom

Don’t know anything about that.

There’s this island in Indonesia called Borneo. There are elephants and rhinos that are the smallest in the world that live on the island and scientists don’t know how it happened.

In fact, just recently they captured a pregnant rhino on Borneo who was pregnant, very rare.

http://abcnews.go.com/International/Eco/wireStory?id=10432130

http://www.worldwildlife.org/species/finder/asianelephants/borneoelephant.html


24 posted on 04/26/2010 8:32:35 PM PDT by sabe@q.com (Yes, I'm a SW freak!)
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To: LibFreeOrDie

AW!!! Thanks for the picture. It puts the tiny one in perspective!! He’s adorable...I want him!! He would fit right in with my mini dachshunds. :-)


25 posted on 04/26/2010 8:46:30 PM PDT by LADY J (Change your thoughts and you change your world. - Norman Vincent Peale)
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To: MWestMom

“Wooly pigs” are a Hungarian breed of pigs called Mangalitsa. No sheep are involved.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mangalitsa

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/01/dining/01pigs.html?_r=1


26 posted on 04/26/2010 9:06:57 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but will give us the shaft.)
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