Alvin the Mini Horse Guinness World Record holder: The power of positivity

Alvin is a mini horse holding the Guinness World Record for The Fastest 5m on hind legs by a horse in 16.70 seconds. He may not look like it, but Alvin is also a bit of a celebrity on social media too, with hundreds of thousands of followers.

Introducing Alvin the mini horse – Guinness World Record holder

@playlovelearn Alvin is now a Guinness World Record holder 🏆 See our full announcement video on Instagram for more information about his world record! 🥰 #superponyalvin ♬ original sound – playlovelearn

What’s the key to Alvin’s success? A little positive reinforcement! His mom, Paulina, was once a classical dressage trainer, but switched to liberty dressage after adopting Alvin. The use of positive reinforcement has helped them create a stronger bond – apparently, one that breaks world records. 

Alvin lives on a farm with other horses, dogs, cats and pet sheep

Paulina teaches her approach to horse training through her website Play Love Learn. Liberty dressage is a newer form of horse training that uses positive reinforcement instead of punishment. This method of training also gives your horse the liberty and freedom to move around at will. 

Paulina and Alvin

Imagine taking Alvin for a walk

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Alvin the Mini Horse
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If Alvin can break world records with positive reinforcement, then there’s no excuse for us not to try. Let’s follow Alvin’s lead. See more of Alvin on Instagram, Facebook and TikTok.

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