Born ten days ago at a stud in the southern state of Victoria, Australia, the 15in miniature horse – which is yet to be named – has already formed a bond with Sam Leith, 12
Silver dun tovero in colour, she was given a clean bill of health – and should reach 24in when grown.
The birth has generated such excitement in the community that local people are entering a competition to give the horse a name in time for Christmas.
Owner Lee Scown said she wanted a name that reflected the tiny, unique nature of the horse.
‘It’s the smallest horse I’ve ever had and she’s so gorgeous,’ Ms Scown said.
The horse, currently only a little taller than this book, is expected to grow to about 24 inches
Isn’t she absolutely gorgeous, you just want to give her a cuddle, poor thing would never get to walk if I was with her, way too cute.