Animals have a method for making impossible friends; sometimes, even with different animals. It’s normal to discover a mother cat nursing deserted bunnies or a dognapping alongside a cat. Would you ever hope to see a miniature pony and a Corgi be inseparable?
When Callie Schenker arrived home to her farm one day, she was amazed about what she saw.
Her neighbor’s dog was riding on the back of her miniature pony, Cricket. Callie couldn’t believe her eyes. She managed to snap a couple photos before the dog hopped off and headed back home. She said:
“I was astounded. I had no idea that, on the one hand, the dog could ride. And two, that Cricket was letting him do it.”
She says that this isn’t a circus act and that she had never attempted to show the dog how to ride to the back of the horse.
They were already in that position when she got home. The dog managed to stay on top of the pony while he walked slowly along the fence line. He had clearly done this before.
“People said I must have put the corgi up there. Tied him on there. People were like, ‘That’s a corgi, he can’t just get up on that pony.’ I’m like, ‘He just did.’”
Corgis do have short little legs, and it doesn’t seem likely that he would be able to jump up on the back of a pony.
Then again, Cricket is a very small pony, and as long as the dog had a step to jump from, he could probably make it up there pretty easily.
Schenker thinks it’s adorable and hilarious. She added:
“The corgi is like a captain.”
She also wondered how the little dog was able to make it on the back of the pony. After catching him riding the pony several times, she decided to try to catch him getting on his back. One day while she was home, she saw the dog was riding the pony. She went outside, but the dog hopped off.
She stuck around to see if he would get back on, and sure enough, he did.
She watched as the dog jumped up and down, getting higher each time until finally, he made it on the pony’s back. It was a strange sight to see. She said:
“I kinda had a hunch that’s how he did it. But it was cool to really see. And to see Cricket actually play around with him was cool.”
Schenker is just happy to see that Cricket has made a friend and is doing so well.
When they first saw him, he was extremely malnourished. They knew they had to adopt him. They brought him back to the farm and introduced him to their other animals. He seems to fit in well.
“I just fell in love with him,” Schenker said. “I told my husband, I have to have this pony.”
The neighbor’s Corgi has visited the farm often, and now, he and Cricket seem to be best friends.
Schenker says that she can only imagine what shenanigans the friends get in together on the farm while she and her husband aren’t home. She said:
“No telling what they do when we’re gone.”
At least she knows that Cricket doesn’t get lonely when she is gone. He and the corgi will likely always remain friends. Now that they are doing tricks, they might have a chance of opening up their own dog and pony show, literally.
Watch the adorable video below.
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