An adorable video has emerged of a tiny horse born in Oklahoma, US earlier this month.
In the footage, captured at the Mystic Rock Miniatures Ranch in Guthrie on Monday, owner Diana Gilger cradles the 13lb appaloosa horse in her arms, comparing her size to a Jack Russell terrier.
According to local news reports, 'Itty Bitty Hope’ had a birth weight and height tied the world record for the smallest horse ever born.
“Itty Bitty Hope born 13lbs is a very small and unique miniature horse, aside from being one of the smaller foals born she will be a Therapy Horse,” the filmer later wrote online.
“Diana told me she has Itty Bitty registered with Mini Hooves of Loves a Pet Therapy organization in Texas. Itty Bitty's mother ... Jazz and father are both Miniatures too
Yes, Itty Bitty Hope hopes to be a Therapy Horse and is being trained to be around people and in all kinds of places. Diana told me she will get a little bigger but not much. However, because of her small size she can be taken into many places that a larger animal can't go. This tiny horse has a huge heart and will create huge amounts of love. You can't do anything other than love this cute, cuddly and adorable horse – she will steal your heart!”