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The unnamed foal, Sam’s got a pocket-sized new pal – a smaller than average miniature pony.{br}{br}This cute foal is the littlest ever born at Riverdance Miniature Horses at Ballan, near Melbourne.{br}{br}Sam Leith, 12, was delighted to meet the as-yet-unnamed youngster who stands not quite 40cm (15 inches).{br}{br}The tiny latest arrival at the farm surprised even its breeders when it was foaled.{br}{br}”They are usually 18-23 inches tall so this one is actually quite short,” owner Lee Scown said. “We got told the mare wasn’t due for another four weeks but on Sunday morning I walked outside and called her, and out ran the little foal behind her.”{br}{br}”It’s the smallest horse I’ve ever had and she’s so gorgeous,” she said. “It’s amazing to see a horse so tiny, and she’s about the size of a week-old lamb.”{br}{br}Despite the early appearance, a vet check gave it a clean bill of health.{br}{br}Normally, miniature horses are born between 48 to 58, cm but do not exceed about 86 cm when fully grown. This one is unlikely to grow taller than 60cm.
My Pocket-Sized Pal
MY POCKET-SIZED PAL

Sam’s got a pocket-sized new pal – a smaller than average miniature pony.

This cute foal is the littlest ever born at Riverdance Miniature Horses at Ballan, near Melbourne.

Sam Leith, 12, was delighted to meet the as-yet-unnamed youngster who stands not quite 40cm (15 inches).

The tiny latest arrival at the farm surprised even its breeders when it was foaled.

“They are usually 18-23 inches tall so this one is actually quite short,” owner Lee Scown said. “We got told the mare wasn’t due for another four weeks but on Sunday morning I walked outside and called her, and …
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