April 28, 2010 in Nation/World

New Hampshire foal may be world’s tiniest

Associated Press
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Garrett Mullen, 4, watches Einstein, a pinto stallion, in Barnstead, N.H., on Sunday. The horse was 6 pounds and 14 inches tall when he was born Friday.
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BARNSTEAD, N.H. – A diminutive horse born in New Hampshire could lay claim to the world record for lightweight foal.

The pinto stallion named Einstein weighed just 6 pounds and measured 14 inches tall when he was born Friday in Barnstead, N.H. Those proportions are tiny even for a miniature breed like Einstein.

Dr. Rachel Wagner, Einstein’s co-owner, says the Guinness Book of Records lists the smallest newborn horse as weighing in at 9 pounds.

Breeders say that Einstein shows no signs of dwarfism. He’s just a tiny horse.

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