Jackie and Scott Nelson knew their horse’s filly was special, but it was only when they got closer to the newborn that they realized just how rare she really was:
Scott and Jackie Nelson are horse breeders in Melbourne, Florida. The couple has developed a reputation for the incredible paint horses they breed. One of their fillies, which they showcased in a popular video back in 2013, turned out to be especially unique after they got a good look at her.
The riding ranch owned by the couple is named Down Under Colour. Many of the horses raised by Jackie and Scott have won prizes at horse shows. Despite the knowledge and experience, the couple has with horses they were more surprised recently by the birth of a filly. They named the filly Coconut.
Coconut was born with rare markings that once had great significance. In earlier times, she would have been designated a war horse, according to the ranch’s description. These horses were prized possessions to indigenous people.
A warhorse is a pinto that possesses special markings. The pinto must be white in color and possess a small patch that covers the top of its head and ears. The markings are referred to as either a medicine hat or a war bonnet. There are other characteristics that can increase the value of the warhorse.
The warhorse must also have one blue eye, the ranch explains in a YouTube description. Indigenous tradition holds that the blue eye of the warhorse would transport the spirit of the medicine man to the Gods if he is killed in a battle.
Jackie and Scott must have been shocked upon first noticing Coconut was a warhorse. The couple shared the moment with the world through video. The footage has been viewed more than 3 million times so far.
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