Black Beauty (horse)
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When Black Beauty was born on June 6, 1996, her owners, Donald and Janet Burleson, knew she was smaller than any miniature horse. She was only 12 inches (30 cm) in height and less than 10 lb (4.5 kg) in weight. To qualify for Guinness World Records as the Worlds Smallest Horse; Black Beauty had to be taken to a veterinarian to be measured with careful precision. At the age of five years, she was 18.5 inches (47 cm) tall at her withers, but is now only 17 inches (43 cm) tall.