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Meet Pumuckel, possibly the world's smallest pony

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According to owner Carola Weidemann, Pumuckel, a Shetland pony used for art therapy, is about to shatter the record for the tiniest pony in the world while visiting German kindergarteners and nursing homes.

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According to the outlet, Pumuckel is a "cuddly" three-year-old pony who resides in western Germany.

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He stands on strong hooves that are about 20 inches tall and is a complete "darling," according to Weidemann.

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Although Pumuckel is about 2 inches shorter than the current record-holder Bombel, a mini Appaloosa horse with dwarfism, Guinness World Records informed Weidemann in an email that ponies younger than four are not eligible for the title.

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Weidemann said via the outlet that she will attempt again the following year.

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Bask in the glory of Pumuckel, a hopeful champion for all the short kings and queens of the horse kingdom: Camille Fine is a trending visual producer on USA TODAY's NOW team.

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