I can't imagine the amount of hours that goes into something like this. It's amazing to watch. I once taught a horse to open a mailbox and was so proud....it took me a few days and then she forgot the next time we tried!
I agree, it did seem like the horse was enjoying the interactions (and the reinforcement with treats!). So cute. I think it just backs up my feelings that, yep, even if I could never ride, I'd still have horses in my life somehow!
The bit with the dog climbing on top of/over the horse was really impressive! Good horsie!
I may be mistaken but it seems like an old horse book/encyclopedia I had said knabstruppers (OK totally killed that spelling, but anyway) were good circus horses. I can imagine needing a horse with a natural inclination to learn tricks for that show!
The horse seems to understand the idea of comedy, that this is in fact an "act." When she "reprimands" him he doesn't take the demeanor of a reprimanded animal but of a fall guy in a classic comedy. I am limited in German so I watched with the sound off. It's like watching silent movie comedy.
Very funny indeed.
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