The Joy of Horses

October 2006

Horses are Afraid of Pigs - Fact or Myth?

Recently some friends told me that they had some rather remarkable photos to show me… but I was completely unprepared for their content!

Josie and Gordon frequently visit a part of Provence to ‘house sit’ for the owners – and during their stay they were required to take care of various animals including Jericho, an elderly Camargue horse and some donkeys.  They were told that there was a daily visitor to the pastures -a young wild boar!  Not only was Jericho unconcerned by this but he and the young boar developed an amazing relationship of complete trust and could be seen grazing nose to nose and even more astonishing, lying down together.  The donkey also joined in playing games with the boar.
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© Sue Wingate - The Joy of Horses 2006