I came across this photo recently that shows the meeting between the world’s largest horse, Radar, and the smallest horse, Thumbelina. Why they have a child holding a horse that could crush him under a single hoof is beyond me.
Radar, who is a Belgian Draft Horse, is 19.3 1/2 hands tall (6′ 7.5″) and weighs more than 2400 lbs. According to Preifert Ranch, which owns Radar, he eats 18 pounds of grain and 40 pounds of hay and drinks 20 gallons of water each day. Personally, I don’t think that’s very much hay for a horse that size.
Thumbelina is just 17 1/2″ tall and weighs just over 57 lbs. She is a dwarf miniature horse, but from some angles, she looks more like a pot-bellied pig.
While minis might not be what I consider beautiful, this one has done a lot of good. According to her owners, Kay and Paul Goessling, Thumbelina has raised thousands of dollars for charity and loves children. Certainly, I can’t see too many kids snuggling up to Radar!