Thursday, September 23, 2010

Junior, A Little Hoarse

Speaking of which: lickystickypickyme:
The little horse was born to Paul and Kay Goessling, who specialize in breeding miniature horses, but even for the breed Thumbelina is particularly small: she is thought to be a dwarf-version of the breed. At just 60 lb and 17-inch tall, the five-year-old Thumbelina is the world’s smallest horse. 
Thumbelina has symptoms of dwarfism, which makes her a "miniature of a miniature," as this article puts it. Her breeders' main pursuit and hobby in life is the production of smaller and smaller horses, which in my opinion makes Thumbelina a "hobby horse," literally.

1 comment:

  1. I know this is old-ish, but I was enjoyed both puns I saw in it