Pictures of Thumbellina, smallest horse in the world


Thumbelina is the smallest horse in the world. She was born on May 1st, 2001 on Goose Creek Farms in St. Louis, Misourri. At just 8 ½ pounds and 10 inches tall, her birth was quite a shock for everyone.

In the summer of 2006, Guinness World Records certified Thumbelina as the world’s smallest living horse. In fact, at her mature height of 17 ½ inches tall, she is the smallest horse on record, EVER. That’s 4.1-1/2 hands in horse lingo. The average horse is 14 to 16 hands, depending on the breed.

Thumbelina, the smallest horse in the world

Her owners breed miniature horses but Thumbelina is a further quirk of nature – a miniature of a miniature horse.

She eats two cups of grain and a handful of hay each day.










Thumbelina is in the Guiness Book of World Records as the world's smallest living horse.

The world's smallest horse, EVER.

World's smallest horse next to an average sized horse