Horse With Knack For Opening Doors Dubbed “Houdini”

MIDLAND, Mich. (February 19, 2013)--With her escape-artist antics now caught on video, a horse in Michigan has been dubbed the "Houdini Horse" because of her knack for opening stall doors.

The 9-year-old horse named Mariska somehow learned to open latches at Misty Meadow Farms near Midland in central Michigan.

The farm's co-owner, Sandy Bonem, posted a video online of the horse opening numerous locks.

It catches how Mariska lets herself out, then unlocking stalls for other horses and not just her mother’s

As of Monday, the YouTube video had more than 760,000 views.

Bonem told the Saginaw News that Mariska, "doesn't like to be locked in."

Bonem said Mariska played with things in her mouth when she was young, and "she just kind of progressed."


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