December 7, 2023

The 20-inch Shetland pony Pumuckel following to his proprietor Carola Weidemann and a complete-sized horse at a farm around Breckerfeld, western Germany on Oct 21, 2022. (Picture credit history: INA FASSBENDER/AFP via Getty Images)

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A diminutive pony named Pumuckel was poised to nab the Guinness Environment Report for the world’s smallest horse — but he arrived up small, due to a slight technicality. But whilst this year’s celebrations have experienced to be reined in, the small creature is most likely to claim the formal title next year.

Pumuckel, a male Shetland pony, stands 20 inches (50.8 centimeters) tall at the withers, the place in which a horse’s shoulders fulfill its mane, which is commonly made use of to measure equine top. The cute brown and white horse lives with its owner Carola Weidemann at a farm close to Breckerfeld in Germany and is named soon after “Pumuckl,” a little imp-like creature produced by the German writer Ellis Kaut in the 1960s.