Mustang plays the banjo with his lip
People that get to keep a pet of a few should consider themselves lucky. First off all, no idle hands there. Pets are a handful, they need constant grooming and feeding and general taking care of. All of that aside, animals are capable of showering their owners with the deepest, most pure and sincere form of love that ever existed.
No matter if they are dogs, cats (yes, even cats!), rodents, birds or horses, when an animal feels loved, respected and secure around their human companions, they are able to love them unconditionally for the rest of their existence. Not to mention their capabilities to teach us a things or two in life. No, we are not talking about stuff like compassion, fair play, and personal space. Sometimes, our pets can teach us some pretty incredible stuff. Like, how to properly strum the strings on a banjo!
Heidi Rosanne Smith is the proud owner of a gorgeous Mustang named Samson. He is quite a handsome fella and very lovable too. You would think that the horse would like nothing more than to run all day, munch on his carrots and stay still while his owner is grooming him. But when one day she visited him with the intent of entertaining him, he took things in his own hands. Or should we say, his mouth. It seems that there is more than meets the eye when it comes to this raven-haired, regal-looking guy.
“This is my Twin Peaks mustang, Samson! I went to play some music for him because I thought he would like it and it would brighten his day,” Heidi wrote. “He started bobbing his head and then reached over to teach me a lesson or two! He’s got both the pickin’ and the grinnin’ in the bag.”
“I wanted to take my banjo down to the barn and play for Samson. I figured he would like it and he sure did! This was actually the first time he ever saw or heard a banjo. He started bobbing his head while I played then he reaches over and starts playing it himself with his lip!”
Suffice it to say, Heidi was just as surprised as we are when she noticed her big, handsome horse was trying to play some of his own tunes on the instrument. What is even more surprising is that the horse seems to know what he is doing. And it sounds pretty good too.
Samson was born feral at the Twin Peaks Herd Management Area of California. "The night I met him, he clung to my side and stayed right next to me," Heidi said in an interview. "Our bond was instant." Sound like a true love story.
Speaking of love stories, another horse seems to have also found a connection with an instrument - a digital piano. Sapphire the horse has an extremely surprising talent. She is a genuine virtuoso when it comes to playing the keyboard. And it doesn’t matter AT ALL that she doesn’t have any hands or fingers! She can still play a lovely sonata.