By now, there’s a good chance you’ve seen this viral video of a horse playing enthusiastically with a noisy rubber chicken. The toy itself is ridiculous and the sheer joy the horse seems to be experiencing from it is contagious.
The horse starring in the video is Kruzah, a yearling in Australia who has become an internet sensation thanks to his playful antics. Based on other videos uploaded by Debbie Barber, a friend of Kruzah’s owner, the youngster likes to make a game out of anything that isn’t nailed to the ground. Here’s Kruzah playing with his barrel and a ball and—is that a stick horse?
Leslie Potter is a writer and photographer based in Lexington, Kentucky. www.lesliepotterphoto.com