March 12, 2013 > 'Houdini Horse' gets attention for escape antics
'Houdini Horse' gets attention for escape antics
Submitted By AP Wire Service
MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) Feb 14 - A horse with a knack for opening stall doors at a Michigan farm is getting attention after a video of her escape-artist antics was posted online.
The Saginaw News reports (http://bit.ly/XBjBC2 ) Mariska, a 9-year-old Friesian, learned to open latches at Misty Meadow Farms and she's been nicknamed ``Houdini Horse'' by the Midland-area's farm owners Sandy and Don Bonem. A YouTube video Sandy Bonem posted has more than 700,000 views.
The horse, Sandy Bonem says, ``doesn't like to be locked in.''
The video shot about a year ago shows Mariska opening numerous locks on the farm, as well as unlocking stalls for other horses.
Sandy Bonem says Mariska played with things in her mouth as a young horse and ``she just kind of progressed.''
YouTube video of Mariska: http://bit.ly/11IlxRi
Information from: The Saginaw News, http://www.mlive.com/saginaw