Black Beauty (horse)
Black Beauty (born June 6, 1996) was formerly listed in Guinness World Records as the smallest living horse, a record she held from 2001 to 2006, when the record was taken by Thumbelina.
When Black Beauty was born on June 6, 1996. Her owners, Donald and Janet Burleson, knew she was smaller than any miniature horse maybe even the smallest horse that ever lived. She was only 12 inches (300 mm) in height and less than 10 lb (4.5 kg) in weight. To qualify for Guinness World Records as the Worlds Smallest Horse; Black Beauty had to be taken to a veterinarian to be measured with careful precision. At five years old, she was 18.5 inches (470 mm) tall at her withers, but is now only 17 inches (430 mm) tall.