The three-year-old Shetland pony Pumuckel is only 20 inches tall, but he has big dreams.
Reuters said that the cute animal is likely to become the world’s smallest horse.
According to the news service, Guinness World Records told Pumuckel’s owner Carola Weidemann that the pony was too young to qualify for the record in 2022.
Animals must be at least four years old to compete for the record, but he is on track to take the reins if he doesn’t grow more than two inches in the next year.
The Guinness World Records title for “World’s Smallest Horse” is currently held by Bombel, a 22-inch mini Appaloosa horse with dwarfism.
He has the title because he is the smallest horse in the world.
Weidemann told Reuters, “So I have to wait a little, and I hope this little cutie doesn’t get much bigger.”
The owner also said that “nature’s quirks” are to blame for “cuddly” Pumuckel’s short height.
Pumuckel waits for his chance to win the title next year by helping out with art therapy programs in Germany.
Pumuckel’s mom said, “This pony is just so cute.” “You want to hug him, kiss him, and love him all the time.