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June 18, 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.''

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Online:

YouTube video of Mariska: http://bit.ly/11IlxRi

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Information from: The Saginaw News, http://www.mlive.com/saginaw

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