Meet the horse with a horse on its back (sort of)

Beautiful foal has his own perfect shadow

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Meet the horse with a horse on its back (sort of)


A gorgeous foal in Yorkshire has been born with a patch on his back that looks like his own perfect white shadow.

The little seven-week-old chestnut foal, called Da Vinci, or 'Vinny' for short, has a white marking that appears to outline a small horse.

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Bizarrely, the white colouring continues into his otherwise black mane, completing the cute picture.

He was born at the start of May at Fyling Hall riding school at Robin Hood's Bay, North Yorkshire.

Meet the horse with a horse on its back (sort of)

Wendy Bulmer, who runs the riding school, told the Daily Mail: "I bought his mother at a sale and didn't know she was in foal [pregnant] so that was a bit of a surprise.

"I wasn't very happy at first but he is so friendly and the kids love him.

"The chestnut horses have irregular patches but they don't normally make something as recognisable.

"He's even got a little white heart shape on his bottom as well."

According to the Metro, Bulmer added that Vinny not only has unusual markings, but also has a playful and cheeky character, too.

Speaking to the Mirror, she said: "He's growing into a big fine boy now.

"He's very adventurous, very cheeky and we thought it would be a nice experience for children in the school to meet a foal right from day one.

"They play with him, they push him around, they drag him around and it's made him really friendly and very sociable.

"He's just lovely."

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