Horse with Rubber Chicken Causes Everyone to Lose Their Cool


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 video has been so popular on social media that it has been featured by various news outlets, and when one local news station in Houston, Texas, aired the clip on their January 11 morning broadcast, anchors Samica Knight and Jeff Ehling lost it, laughing so hard they could barely speak, which is not a great position to be in when your job is relaying information to the public on live TV, but we have to imagine the audience was sharing in the hilarity.

Horse with Rubber Chicken

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.

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Leslie Potter is a graduate of William Woods University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Equestrian Science with a concentration in saddle seat riding and a minor in Journalism/Mass Communications. She is currently a writer and photographer in Lexington, Ky.Potter worked as a barn manager and riding instructor and was a freelance reporter and photographer for the Horsemen's Yankee Pedlar and Saddle Horse Report before moving to Lexington to join Horse Illustrated as Web Editor from 2008 to 2019. Her current equestrian pursuits include being a grown-up lesson kid at an eventing barn and trail riding with her senior Morgan gelding, Snoopy.


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