The emotional complexity of horses is an amazing & profound thing.
Below is a photo of Zindita, a mare that was due to give birth. Unfortunately, her baby was upside-down inside the womb, and when the birth took place, things went terribly wrong.
Zindita survived, but the baby did not.
Clearly distraught, Zindita struggled to recover after the event.
Nearby, veterinarians had gone through a similar experience, a foal’s mother had died whilst giving birth. They saw an opportunity and introduced the pair to each other.
Zindita became immediately protective of the foal, as you can see in the photo below.
But would they bond enough to stay together?
The photo above was taken hours after their meeting.
The photo below shows them weeks later. The pair got along excellently. Zindita looks after the foal as if it were her own and both mother and child are happy and healthy.
READ MORE: Mother refuses to leave her sick foal.
Voted the Most Handsome Horse in the World
Is this the world’s most handsome horse?
The world seems to have voted ‘yes’ – this horse has more than 50,000 followers on Facebook and has even appeared on The Colbert Show (video below).
The horse’s name is Frederik the Great, a suitably noble, grand name for a horse that is nothing less.
His flowing locks and jet-black coat have caught the attention – not just of the equestrian scene, but the entire world.
Take a look at the gallery below and make up your own mind.
Is Frederik really the world’s most handsome horse?
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