Natives of Melbourne, Florida, Scott and Jackie Nelson are breeding horses. Their piebald horses of the American Painthorse breed are in particular demand.
They own their own ranch called Down Under Color. Many of their animals have won prizes and awards in various contests and competitions in the past.
Despite the fact that the couple have been engaged in horse breeding for a long time, recently they were very surprised when they looked at a newborn filly.
The foal was named Coconut. Coconut is a very unusual mare. Horses with such a rare color are called pintos.
Baby Coconut is a very special horse.
Horses with such an unusual color were previously attributed magical properties. Native Americans called such animals wаr horses and greatly appreciated them.
According to the International Horse Museum, only an animal with a certain (and rare) color can be called a wаr horse.
Pinto for this must be white, but at the same time on the top of his head he must have a small “cap”, covering also part of the ears of the animal.
Such a “headdress” was called by the Native Americans the “medicine hat”. Some other characteristics can further increase the value of such a horse.
One eye of a wаr horse must be blue. Native American legends report that it is the blue eye of the horse that helps the healer who died in battle to cross to the world of the gods.
Wаr horses were often endowed with magical properties.
Native Americans believed that the presence of a wаr horse in a tribe helps it avoid many dangers.
Native Americans often stole these horses from neighboring tribes. After all, as already mentioned, the very presence of such an animal in the tribe brought good luck.
That is why wаr horses were guarded like the apple of an eye.
Jackie and Scott were very surprised to realize that the newborn Coconut is a real wаr horse. That’s why he decided to capture this magical moment on video and share it with the whole world.