Cat Loves Going for Rides with His Equine Best Friend
by Bethany Meissner
It’s not unusual to see cats hanging out near horses. There is a reason the term “barn cat” exists. However, one cat in England does more than just hang out near horses – he actually likes to go for rides!
According to Yahoo News UK, Louis, a six-year-old Siamese, has a special relationship with a horse named Comet. Emma Massingale, a professional horse trainer, is the woman responsible for introducing the two animals to each other.
“It all started when I was riding Comet and I would just tap my leg and Louis would jump on,” Emma explained. The 35 year old said that now “Louis rides whenever he likes really” both in the arena as well as accompanying her on longer rides through nearby woods.
Although his rides are now common, he still surprises some people. Emma told reporters, “People often do a double take when they see him out, but lots don’t notice him, until he meows.” Even when Louis isn’t up for a ride, he still adores Comet. Emma said that she often catches them “nuzzling up together,” and that she believes “Comet really likes Louis.”
We love that Louis is turning heads with his special friend. At Halo, we believe that all animals impact our lives and play a role in improving our collective well-being. We suspect Louis and Comet woukd agree – they certainly improve each other’s lives!