Miniature horses date back to the 1600s, by the late 1700s they were bred as pets for Nobals and also to work in the coal mines in England and Continental Europe. Now, all these years later, the internet is full of adorable miniature horses who melt hearts all around the world.
This tiny horse just wants to play!
At only 3-days-old, this miniature horse is already chasing around his new best friend
This baby miniature horse came out of the womb ready to run, only 72-hours into the world and he’s already going viral for this adorable game of tag.
Sterling Bartow is the man on the run in the hilarious video, he posted the video to YouTube where it took on a life of its own and touched the hearts of millions. At the beginning of the video, Bartow gives the lady behind the camera some instructions on filming before she says “here he goes again” implying that this isn’t the first chase.
When Bartow takes off running, the miniature horse sprints after him
His tiny little legs don’t mean he’s not fast, the baby miniature horse easily catches up to Bartow who’s attempting to running in flip flops. Bartow can’t help but stop to pet the precious little guy every time he catches him.
Each time Bartow takes off, the little guy sprints after him and catches up. It’s hard to believe he’s only 3-days-old, he’s already running like a full-grown adult. There’s no getting away, even as a baby this miniature horse is incredibly fast.
You could call him a pony, but you would be wrong..
Many people think miniature horses are the same as ponies, but they’re actually different. Ponies have shorter legs, wider barrels, and a thicker neck according to Horse Illustrated. Either way, they’re both ridiculously adorable!
Back to the mini-horse chasing Bartow around his pen. After over a minute of giving chase, Bartow tires out and has to stop to take a break. Turns out, this isn’t the only viral video of this baby miniature horse chasing Bartow around.
In another video, Bartow is behind the camera as the 3-day-old mini-horse chases him
This time you get to see the chase first-hand, with Bartow holding the camera you get a closer look at the precious baby miniature horse. In the second video, you also get a better introduction of the little guy and you also get to meet his mother.
At the end of the second video, the pint-sized horse hides between Bartow’s legs in the cutest show of admiration for his new human friend. He had no idea the videos’ would have such a big impact on YouTube, but they both ended up viral and we can see why!
While the second video went viral with over a million views and 3,200 likes, the first video was over ten-times as popular.
The first video of the mini-horse chasing his buddy has been viewed over 10.5 million times, with 35,000 who liked it
Almost 1,900 people also left comments on the video, with many who were overtaken by the sheer cuteness of the 3-day-old miniature horse.
This little guy is too cute, seeing him run after his new friend is something that just warms your heart. To see the baby miniature horse chasing Sterling Bartow around his pen, watch the video below!
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