This Foal Was Born With A Unique Marking That Made Him An Overnight Internet Sensation

A foal born at the Fyling Hall riding school at Robin Hood’s Bay in North Yorkshire is taking the internet by storm.

Wendy Bulmer said: “I bought his mother at a sale and didn’t know she was in foal [pregnant] so that was a bit of a surprise.”

But then an even bigger surprise: the unique marking that everyone is talking about.

A chestnut foal was born with a unique white marking that looks just like the outline of another horse.
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The marking runs up the left shoulder and seamlessly into the horse’s mane.
unique horse marking

His owners thought the pattern was such a work of art that they named him Da Vinci, or Vinny for short.
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Everywhere Vinny goes, he is followed by his little white shadow! 🙂
unique horse marking


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