Thumbelina (horse)

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Born(2001-05-01)May 1, 2001
St. Louis, U.S.
Nation fromUnited States
Weight26 kg (57 lb)

Thumbelina (born May 1, 2001, died in 2018) was a dwarf miniature horse and the smallest horse on record.[1] She stood 43 centimetres (17 in) tall and weighed 26 kilograms (57 lb),[2] and received the title of world's smallest from Guinness World Records.[3] Thumbelina was born in St. Louis, Missouri. Her owners, Paul and Kay Goessling, and her handler, Michael Goessling, cared for her along with other miniature horses on their farm in Ladue. Thumbelina died in 2018.[4]

See also[edit]

Black Beauty, the previous horse often recognized as the smallest.


  1. ^ "Thumbelina Fun Facts". Goose Creek Farms, Inc. Retrieved 2010-12-14.
  2. ^ Douglas, Jeff (2007-03-19). "World's smallest horse has tall order". The Washington Post. Associated Press. Retrieved 2017-03-14.
  3. ^ Linn. "The world's smallest horse". Clipets. Archived from the original on 2012-10-30. Retrieved 2006-11-28.
  4. ^ "Meet the smallest horse in the world that's shorter than a greyhound". Guinness World Records. 2019-09-05. Retrieved 2021-07-06.

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