In the summer of 2006, Guinness World Records certified Thumbelina
as the world’s smallest living horse. In fact, at 17 ½ inches
tall, she is the smallest horse on record.
Thumbelina was born on May
1st, 2001 on Goose Creek Farms in St. Louis, MO. At just 8 ½ pounds
and 10 inches tall, her birth was quite a shock for everyone. Because
both parents were standard miniature horses, no one expected Thumbelina
to be a dwarf mini, or mini mini as we like to say. To our delight,
she proved to be a real fighter and eventually overcame her early challenges.
Today, Thumbelina is perfectly healthy and fits right in with the rest
of the herd. Somehow she has even become the boss of all the other
animals on the farm, dogs included.
As a youngster, Thumbelina declared
the barn doghouse as her new home. To the dogs’ dismay, she has
been sleeping in their house ever since. Although she is smaller than
most newborn miniatures, Thumbelina seems to have no idea that she
is so tiny. She apparently believes that she’s the world’s
largest horse. For this reason, Thumbelina is an endless source of
amusement on the farm.
From the day she was born, Thumbelina has brought
tremendous joy to everyone around her. She is constantly surrounded
by children and for many, especially the sick or needy, meeting Thumbelina
is the happiest moment of their lives. She gives so much and only wants
to be petted in return. Her persistent and selfless giving was the
inspiration for the Thumbelina Charitable Foundation and The Thumbelina
Since her certification as the World’s
Smallest Horse, interest in Thumbelina has exploded around the world.
Today she has tens of millions of adoring fans in over 150 countries
and millions more discover her each week. Thumbelina has become a great
inspiration and a source of comfort for children everywhere. Having
overcome her challenges, Thumbelina reminds us all that everyone has
a purpose and that even the least among us can accomplish great things.