„Identische“Zwillingspferde Gewinnen Beide Am Selben Tag
„Identische“Zwillingspferde Gewinnen Beide Am Selben Tag

Zwei identische Zwillingspferde gewannen jeweils eine BE100-Sektion bei den Rackham Horse Trials – mit einem Fünftel einer Strafe zwischen ihren Ergebnissen.

Sacha Hourigan ritt Caroline Richardsons Twice As Nice IV (Ernie, oben abgebildet) und Double Act IV (Eric, unten) zum Sieg am 16. Juni mit ihren Dressurnoten von 28,8 bzw. 29.

Die Zwillinge stammen von Zenturio und stammen aus Mrs. Richardsons Stute Hyanie d’Aubrie, die zuerst als nicht tragend gescannt und dann als trächtig bestätigt wurde, aber einer der Embryonen „versteckte“sich hinter einer Zyste.


double act

luckily, mrs richardson was on the scene when “annie” foaled, and was able to pull ernie, the second colt, out, as he was “bent double”, saving his life.

both foals thrived and now the only difference between them is their height – ernie is 16hh and eric 16.2hh – and the fact one has a snip on his nose.

“but of course you can’t see the snip on the pictures so we have to put different coloured boots on them so people can tell the difference!” sacha told h&h.

“it was only ernie’s second be100, eric’s done a few more, but it was a lovely all-round performance by both of them.”

both horses are ridden in the same bit, but sacha says she tries not to compare them too much.

“people ask me which is better but as a rider, i have to treat them as individuals,” she said.

“eric is tough and a bit arrogant, and ernie is tough but might have a bit of a worry. there’s no love lost between them though. i said to eric [at rackham] ‘your brother’s just won’, so he had to do it too!

“you always hope each horse is going to be a top one but these two have got talent, they’re tough, they’re very nice horses, and we’ll see how they go.”

mrs richardson told h&h the twins are “amazing”.

“several vets have seen them and can’t believe they’re twins as they’re so big and strong,” she said.

“they were a miracle from the word go.”

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