Aww!
3-Day-old mini horse chases farmer around pen in adorable game
This isn't just endearing to watch. It's pretty incredible too. I can't believe how quick the little guy is.
Kate Miano
10.19.21

In a move fit for a puppy, a baby miniature horse is showing everyone exactly how playful it can be.

In a recent video, a young miniature horse chases around a man in a pen, and many people are shocked by the cuteness.

From the beginning of the video, this pony is determined to keep up with the man.

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YouTube - Animal Guy

As the man, named Sterling, runs around the pen, the pony follows him almost at his feet.

Since this miniature pony does have pretty short legs, Sterling makes sure to stop at certain points and let him catch up. That probably helps keep this game fun for everyone.

This pony is only three days old.

While you might think that an animal that young has no place running around and playing, instead of hanging out with mama, this is pretty common for young horses and ponies.

These species learn to walk and run quite quickly after birth.

YouTube - Animal Guy
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YouTube - Animal Guy

What is surprising, however, is the speed of this little guy, and his stamina. For most of the video, it almost seems like nothing is going to get in the way of him and his playtime with this man.

He restlessly chases the man around and doesn’t seem to give stopping a thought.

Sterling periodically stops running to give the pony some pats.

YouTube - Animal Guy
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YouTube - Animal Guy

Playing is much more fun when there are cuddles involved. And Sterling knows that petting the pony can help make this important exercise even more fun.

Every lap or so, he stops running to bend down and give the miniature pony some pats. It’s clear that Sterling is enjoying this just as much as the pony is.

All this playing is happening under the watchful eye of mama.

YouTube - Animal Guy
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YouTube - Animal Guy

The woman filming also pans around to the pony’s mom, Grace.

While the baby and the man are having the time of their life, Grace’s head swivels around the pen, following their every move.

She keeps a watchful eye on her baby to make sure that he is safe and learning important skills.

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flickr - foundin_a_attic

But even baby miniature ponies know to listen to their mothers.

Towards the end of the video, the mama pony starts walking over to Sterling and the baby, almost giving the signal that playtime is over and she wants her baby back.

Although the baby seems to not want to listen to her at first, he eventually joins his mother and they walk away together.

People have fallen in love with this miniature pony.

flickr - Jacinta Iluch Valero
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flickr - Jacinta Iluch Valero

If the comments on YouTube are any indication, this little pony has captured a lot of people’s hearts.

One person writes:

“I’m so happy to see people like that love these amazing animals. Your HORSES ARE BEAUTIFUL 💜💜💜💜”

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flickr - likeaduck

While someone else jokes:

“It’s a good thing y’all live in the middle of nowhere..I might put him in my purse and make my getaway 💕✌🏻”

It’s safe to say that this miniature pony is like any young animal, painfully cute.

YouTube - Animal Guy
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YouTube - Animal Guy

Animals who love to play with humans are sure to have a lot of fun living at a stable.

While it is definitely important that this baby miniature pony gets exercise, it’s also just a whole lot of fun, for everyone.

Watch the video below to see this cuteness for yourself!

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By Kate Miano
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Kate Miano is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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