Meet the horses who’ve gone viral [VIDEOS]

  • Horses seem to find themselves in the most unusual of situations, wearing unlikely clothing and making  even stranger friends. And when they do, we can’t get enough…

    Horse & Hound rounds up the horses and ponies who’ve hit the big time.

    The Budweiser Clydesdales

    The noble Clydesdales once again featured in the beer company’s Super Bowl advert. With the help of a Labrador puppy, the video racked up more than six million views within a day of being released (28 January).  Fingers crossed the duo return in 2016 for another tear-jerking sensation…

    Socks the Shetland pony

    The moonwalking Shetland pony Socks hit the big time in 2013 in his Three mobile advert. The Socks’ fancy moves were viewed by 300,000 people in less than 24hr, and the YouTube clip has now been watched more than 10 million times. Who knew Shetlands were such smooth movers?

    Shetlands in cardigans

    Shetlands jumpers

    In January 2013, Fivla and Vitamin became poster pin-ups for the “Visit Scotland” campaign, kitted out in snuggly “onesies” made out of Shetland wool. We can’t think of a better advert for people to make the chilly trip north…

    A pony in a police station

    A piebald pony that was caught on CCTV last October wandering into a police station in Cheshire suddenly found himself in every national newspaper, and on TV channels including Sky and CNN.

    “We were somewhat saddled with our unexpected guest who in the early hours of Monday morning quickly became the main event of the night shift,” said Superintendent Peter Crowcroft of Cheshire police.“We like to ensure a warm welcome to all our guests at HQ and at neigh point did the horse pose a risk to security.”H&H 5 February 15

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