You’ve been asking, so here they are

30 08 2007

Thumbelina and Radar

Thumbelina and Radar, the world’s smallest and tallest horses respectively, together at last. Source

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7 06 2007

Arabella and friends

A Falabella-cross foal named Arabella has been born at the Shire Horse Centre in Norfolk. Isn’t she cute? Link

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Thumbelina honoured for her charity work

4 06 2007

Thumbelina and Michael Goessling

Thumbelina, the world’s smallest horse, was in New York City recently receiving honours for her charity work. Owner Michael Goessling is touring America with her to raise money for the Thumbelina Foundation, which raises money and awareness for children around the world. Link Watch a short video of her here.

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Mini shoes for mini helpers

30 03 2007

Mare Jordan

Check out the cute little sneakers, boots and slippers designed for miniature horses used as guide animals for the blind. Shown above: “Mare Jordan“.

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Thumbelina on tour UPDATE: more pics!

18 03 2007


Thumbelina, the world’s smallest horse (and Bridlepath’s single most-viewed subject) began her tour of all 48 US continguous states on Friday, and will visit children’s hospitals, schools and summer camps. Michael Goessling, her owner and handler, said that the miniature horse, already a regular on US chatshows, will enchant children and raise money for good causes. Link

UPDATE March 20 2007: More pictures added; see below.

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Auctioned mini given back to owner

31 01 2007

A 10-year-old Chandler boy who offered to donate his miniature horse
for a charity auction will get to keep his pet, thanks to two generous

Last week Andrew Jentlie, who has diabetes, made one of the toughest
choices in his life. He offered to give up Zig-Zag, his miniature
horse for the past four years, to be auctioned in a benefit for the
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Link (thanks raincoaster!)

Guide horses for the blind

27 01 2007


Guide horses are a great alternative to the traditional guide dogs for the visually impaired. In the photo above, Ann Edie is guided from a bus by her miniature horse, Panda.

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The Guide Horse Foundation was founded in 1999 as an experimental program to access the abilities of miniature horses as assistance animals. There is a critical shortage of guide animals for the blind.

In early experiments, Guide Horses have shown great promise as a mobility option, and people who have tried Guide Horses report that the Guide Horses perform exceptionally well at keeping their person safe. These friendly horses provide an experimental alternative mobility option for blind people. People who have tried Guide Horses report that the horses demonstrate excellent judgment and are not easily distracted by crowds and people.

Guide horses are not for everyone, but there is a strong demand for Guide Horses among blind horse lovers, those who are allergic to dogs, and those who want a guide animal with a longer lifespan.

An international poll by the Discovery Channel showed that 27% of respondents would prefer a Guide Horse if they required a guide animal.

You can make a donation to the Guide Horse Foundation online, or order the book Helping Hooves. Read more about minis in this article, which proves that everything isn’t necessarily bigger in Texas.


World’s smallest horse

12 09 2006


Top photo: Mumbai Mirror

Thumbelina, world's smallest horse

(The world’s largest horses are here)

Meet Thumbelina, 17.5″ at the withers. That’s 4.1-1/2 hands.

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All creatures great and small

22 08 2006

From CuteOverload.

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