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Creation 32(1):56, January 2010

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A horse is a horse of course


Horse variation
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The picture left shows the world’s tallest living horse and the world’s smallest. At 202 cm (6 ft 7½ inches) from hoof to shoulder, the Belgian draught horse “Radar” towers over the 44.5 cm (17½ inch) high miniature brown mare “Thumbelina”.1

Both are fully grown and live in the USA—Radar is from Texas while Thumbelina was born in Missouri. He weighs 1,090 kg (2,400 lb)—everything’s bigger in Texas!?—while she weighs just 29.5 kg (65 lb).

Even allowing for the fact that males tend to be larger than females, this shows there is evidently great variation possible in the size of horses. This variation has nothing to do with evolution. Rather, such variety is a nice example of the variation built into the original created horse kind (Genesis 1:24–25)—all the various kinds of creatures were each created to reproduce “after their kind”. Radar is not “more evolved” than Thumbelina—notwithstanding evolutionists’ attempts to portray horses as having evolved over millions of years from a creature about Thumbelina’s size. We have earlier shown that neither fossil evidence nor present-day observations lend support to the much-touted textbook claims2 of horse evolution.3,4 Radar is a horse. Thumbelina is a horse. And if they were to have an offspring (perhaps by artificial insemination?), it too would be a horse—of course!

Posted on homepage: 18 April 2011


  1. The Daily Mail (UK), The world’s tallest horse meets the world’s smallest, www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-471121/The-worlds-tallest-horse-meets-worlds-smallest.html, 27 July 2007. Return to text.
  2. Catchpoole, D., Encyclopedic “truth” … or worldly wisdom? Creation 22(4):50–52, 2000; creation.com/encyclo. Return to text.
  3. Sarfati, J., The non-evolution of the horse Special creation or evolved rock badger? Creation 21(3):28–31, 1999; creation.com/horse. Return to text.
  4. Holt, R., What about horse toe evolution? creation.com/horsetoe, 25 July 2008. Return to text.

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