Toy horses are usually pink and plastic and aimed at young girls.

 But this little pony is 100% natural and ready to make friends
with anyone her size. Going for a walk Sam leads the way,
followed by Bliss and her tiny new daughter.


Born at a stud farm in the southern state of Victoria, Australia,
the 15 in. miniature horse is yet to be named, but has already formed a bond
with Sam Leith, 12.


Silver dun tovero in colour, she was given a clean bill of health.

The birth has generated such excitement in the community that
local people are entering a competition to give the horse a name.

Owner Lee Scown said she wanted a name that reflected the tiny, unique
nature of the horse.
'It’s the smallest horse I’ve ever had and she’s so gorgeous.'

The miniature horse snuggles up to mummy as local people try to come up
with a name for her.


The horse, currently only a little taller than this book, is expected to grow
to about 24 inches.