Wednesday, October 5, 2011


Toy horses are usually pink  and plastic – and aimed at young girls. But this little pony is 100 percent 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 ten days ago at a stud  farm In the southern state of Victoria, Australia , the 15 inch miniature horse is  yet to be named.  But it has already formed a bond with Sam  Leith, 12.

It is silver dun tovero in color,  and she has been given a clean bill of health.  (Tovero is a combination of the Tobiano and Overo genes.  Now that tells you a lot.  Those are horsey terms, as best I understand it, describing various color patterns on a horse.)

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,' Ms  Scown said. 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.

'It’s amazing to see a horse so tiny. She’s about the size of a week-old lamb.' The horse is the smallest born at Riverdance and its arrival surprised even its breeder  …'We were told the mare wasn't due for  another four weeks, but on Sunday morning I walked outside and  called her, and out ran the little foal behind her.'

Humor --


There was once a snail who was sick and tired of his reputation for being so slow. He decided to get some fast wheels to make up the difference. After shopping around a while, he decided that the 240-Z was the car to get. So the snail goes to the nearest Datsun dealer and says he wants to buy the 240-Z, but he wants it repainted "240-S".
The dealer asks, "Why 'S'?"
The snail replies, "'S' stands for snail. I want everybody who sees me roaring past to know who's driving."
Well, the dealer doesn't want to lose the unique opportunity to sell a car to a snail, so he agrees to have the car repainted for a small fee.
The snail gets his new car and spent the rest of his days roaring happily down the highway at top speed. And whenever anyone would see him zooming by, they'd say "Wow! Look at that S-car go!"


  1. Gives new meaning to the phrase "My Little Pony." (That was a fad of vivid plastic rainbow-maned toys when my kids were little. I think they're still out there.)

  2. Darn. Lost another comment. What I said was "S-car go!" HAHAHA. (more ha's but I'm not laughing so much after losing the comment) and that I'd call the little horse "Tiny."