We’ve all ridden at least one horse. But a zebra? I’m willing to bet none of us has even considered the possibility of such a thing. Back in the 19th and early 20th centuries, however, Europeans who had made their way into Africa thought riding zebras was a pretty good idea, Mashable reports. Their reasoning, it was reported, was that zebras were resistant to certain diseases, such as those from tsetse flies.
Even though some have been tamed, riding them probably isn’t the best idea.
Lest you should think riding zebras is a relic of the past, check out this video we found of a present-day rider who has trained her zebra to jump under saddle. What do you think? Good idea or not?