Meet the horse, dog, and pony that are all the best of friends and look simply identical.
Horse trainer Greetje Arends-Hakvoort from Kootwijkerbroek, the Netherlands, has three identical-looking pets—one Appaloosa stallion, one Shetland pony, and one Dalmatian dog—all of which showcase their stunning matching spots.
Appaloosa Nevada, 10, Shetland Napoleon, 6, and Dalmatian Jack Sparrow, 2, are the best of friends.
Despite their size differences, the three animals love to play together, with owner Greetje regularly catching them running, training, and having fun together.
Greetje, 35, loves taking the animals out with her 7-year-old daughter, Jolie Lune Arends, who loves riding the Shetland pony to the amazement of passersby.
“I have always wanted a Dalmatian dog and I love spotted horses so two of my wishes came together in a special way,” Greetje said.
“Napoleon was actually born at the same time as Jolie so they grew up together and now they are the best of friends.
“People always smile when they see the three together; often people refer to the 101 Dalmatians film and it brings up nice childhood memories for them.”
She added: “When Jack was younger, he saw himself as one of the horses and he fits in perfectly.
“Trust is the keyword here; horses thrive when trust exists and they need to feel comfortable and self-assured and Jack does exactly that. There’s a lot of horse and dog love there between them.
“We have even more spots here now as the family is growing! We have three other horses and training them is my passion.”
Epoch Times staff contributed to this report.