World's Smallest Horse Visits Patients at Kentucky Children's Hospital

Thumbelina, the world's smallest horse visited patients at the UK Children's Hospital on Thursday afternoon.

Thumbelina travels in style in the ThumbyMobile. At just over 17 inches tall, the miniature horse is more inclined to walk under fences than jump them. Her owners have sheltered the mare from ever gaining "circus-sideshow" or "one-trick-pony" status.

As the world's smallest horse, 5-year-old Thumbelina, weighing in at 57 pounds, has a bigger mission: to raise $1 million for children's charities this year. Thumbelina will visit sick and needy children across America.

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  • by Kristy Location: London on May 25, 2007 at 08:22 PM
    Aww, TOOO CUTE! I WANT HER, Lol.
  • by Casey Location: Lexington on May 24, 2007 at 01:17 PM
    She's a beautiful horse.
  • by Melissa Location: London on May 24, 2007 at 11:52 AM
    Now that is wonderful. Those kids will love that horse, and the owners are heroes for doing this.
  • by Linda Location: Lexington on May 24, 2007 at 11:26 AM
    I think this is a great thing for these kids. It will really brighten their day. It's nice to see a good deed done for kids.
  • by Toni Location: Dry Ridge on May 24, 2007 at 09:17 AM
    what a wonderful thing!
  • by Marie Location: Georgetown on May 24, 2007 at 07:48 AM
    She is adorable!


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