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.'
NOT SO SLOW GOING
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!"