Is Microdave Britains Smallest Horse

Meet Microdave – who standing at just 18 inches tall could be Britain's smallest horse.

At 12 days old, the American miniature stallion stands a full two inches shorter than Einstein who is recognised as the world's smallest horse.

The pocket-sized stallion was born measuring a miniscule 12 inches high, which is just half the size of an average American miniature foal and the same height as a 2 litre bottle of coke.

Using his adorable appearance, Microdave runs rings around mum, Haysden Samber Tiddly and owner Jen Baldwin-Murphy.

Jen, who owns Hausden Liveries near Tonbridge, Kent, said: "I still can't believe how small he is.

"He's been so popular with our visitors- it's almost been non-stop.

"I have to check people haven't put him in their pocket."

Microdave was bought by Jen's husband, Dave, as a present for his wife in 2014.

After being born on June 11, 2 weeks earlier than expected, Jen had to renovate her hay barn with low doors to fit the diminutive colt comfortably.

Jen said: "He's the first foal I've owned, but I've seen lots - never anything like him.

"He may be small, but he makes up for it by being bold.

"As he gets older, he gets cheekier.

"It's impossible to keep him from dashing between fields.

"I need to put some lower fencing in to keep track of him.

"We love him but he drives me and his mum frantic."

Jen, who has been training and showing dressage horses for almost 25 years, has only kept miniatures for 2 years.

As soon as Microdave was born, on seeing his beautiful blue eyes, Jen knew she couldn't follow her original plan to sell him.

She said: "I do plan to show him.

"The interest in him already has been incredible.

"I love keeping miniatures; they're a respite from the bigger horses."

 

 

 

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