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Unlikely Farm Friends: Chicken Rides on Horse's Back in Cranbrook, Tasmania

In what their owner considers an unlikely friendship, a chicken was filmed riding on the back of a horse on a farm in Cranbrook, Tasmania.

Tracey Johnston filmed her Friesian thoroughbred-cross, named Reinah, calmly moving around a paddock with the chicken on its back.

“I have never seen this happen before!” Johnston told Storyful. “If you knew the mood of Reinah you’d know this is an unusual event. If that horse didn’t want a chook on its back, there would not be a chook on its back!”

Johnston told Storyful her pet beagle likely scared the chicken, forcing the bird to jump onto the safety of the horse’s back.

“I could hear the chook making a ruckus and I walked outside and the chook was sitting on the horse” Johnston said. Credit: Tracey Johnston via Storyful