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It’s Friday, and you might be feeling like you need a hit of caffeine to get through these last few hours of the work week. You’re not alone. Baby Dumbledore, a Mini Horse in Australia, knows what it’s like to have a jonesin’ for some coffee.

According to the video’s description, Dumbledore was born nine weeks premature. He was born a dummy foal, unable to nurse, and he was severely underdeveloped in other ways. As a result, his human had to bottle feed him every two hours and he went pretty much wherever she did, including in the house and in the car.

Horse Drinks Coffee

It’s great to see little Dumbledore thriving despite being born with the cards so stacked against him. Of course, being handled so closely as a baby can make setting appropriate boundaries difficult as a horse grows up. That’s probably why Dumbledore sees nothing wrong with helping himself to that tasty cup of sweet, sweet coffee.

Leslie Potter is a writer and photographer based in Lexington, Kentucky. www.lesliepotterphoto.com

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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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