A little miracle! Such a wonderful thing that the family is doing. It’s just beautiful!
Most people, even miniature horse breeders like Diana Gilger, and Linda and Jim Woods, expect even baby foals to be bigger than this.
«This is Jazz, the mother,» says Diana walking into a tiny stall. «And this is Itty Bitty Hope»
To put matters into some perspective, Itty Bitty Hope’s birth weight and height tied the world record for the smallest horse ever born. Gilger says, «I had an idea she was going to be small. Her mother wasn’t really showing in the pregnancy.»
Of course, Hope’s mother Jazz and father are both miniatures. Linda had friends who doubted her mare was even pregnant, but on June 18th there she was standing on wobbly legs and defying standard horse sense.
«She’s very sweet,» says Diana. «She’s adorable. I still can’t get over how cute she is.» Jim and Linda had already agreed to buy this foal before she was born.