This pint-sized horse is a big celebrity.
Acer the miniature horse stands 22 inches tall and is said to be Britain's smallest horse. That distinction comes with perks. According to a Barcroft TV segment, posted to YouTube on Oct. 2, Acer makes himself at home on Maureen O'Sullivan's farm in Corringham, England, and at the local pub.
He corrals plenty of attention wherever he goes. But one place he's forbidden is around the big horses on the farm, because he might get hurt, explains O'Sullivan, who believes both of Acer's parents carried the dwarfism gene.
Demon, the black Labrador of the house, is around Acer's size, and the two get along smashingly. In fact, O'Sullivan says, Acer "thinks he's more of a dog than a horse."
As cute as the little guy is, he apparently isn't the world's tiniest equine. According to Guinness World Records, that honor belongs to the 17.5-inch Thumbelina in St. Louis -- at least as of July 2006.
H/T Laughing Squid