Horse Gives Birth To Incredibly Rare Filly - Just Wait Until You See Her Face
Scott and Jackie Nelson are horse breeders in Melbourne, Florida. The couple has developed a reputation for the incredible paint horses they breed.
The riding ranch owned by the couple is named Down Under Colour. Many of the horses raised by Jackie and Scott have won prizes at horse shows. Despite the knowledge and experience, the couple has with horses they were more surprised recently by the birth of a filly. They named the filly Coconut.
Coconut was born with rare markings that once had great significance. In earlier times, he would have been designated a war horse. These horses were prized possessions to indigenous people.
The medicine man is often mentioned in indigenous culture. The medicine man combined the elements of a spiritual guide and a priestly healer. He was responsible for the mental and physical health of the tribe. The only type of horse the medicine man would ride is the warhorse.
A warhorse is a pinto that possesses special markings. The pinto must be white in color and possess a small patch that covers the top of its head and ears. The markings are referred to as either a 'medicine hat' or a 'war bonnet.' There are other characteristics that can increase the value of the warhorse.
The warhorse must also have one blue eye. Indigenous tradition holds that the blue eye of the warhorse would transport the spirit of the medicine man to the Gods if he is killed in a battle.
The warhorse was believed by natives to have special powers. It was thought that a warhorse could keep the medicine man and tribe members safe from danger. Natives also believed that warhorses were capable of tracking game that would otherwise go undetected in the forest.
Natives would seek to steal warhorses from other tribes. They believed the warhorse contained the good magic of the tribe. They believed they could weaken rival tribes by stealing their warhorses. This tendency resulted in warhorses being closely guarded by tribes.
Jackie and Scott were frozen with shock upon first noticing Coconut was a warhorse. The couple shared the moment with the world through video. The footage has been shared 3 million times so far.
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