The ‘littles’ are what we call our miniature horses here on the farm. The name has a family history, if you will. That is because I am a twin, and we have an older set of twins (our mom was a twin also!). My twin and I are the younger set, and have therefore always been called the ‘little’ twins. So for fun, the mini’s are called the ‘littles’, and our full-sized horses are called the ‘bigs.’
But here is a thought—my twin and I are actually bigger than our older ‘big’ twins. Perhaps then we should call the ‘bigs’ the ‘littles’ and the ‘littles’ the ‘bigs’! Oh my!!