Miniature horse called Fred travels first class on American Airlines flight
If you thought flying stallions were purely the stuff of Greek myths and legends, then it’s time to think again.
Like the divine winged steed Pegasus, a miniature service and support horse named Fred has taken to the skies.
Fred was specially trained by his handler Ronia Froese to join her aboard an American Airlines flight from Michigan, dressed in an outfit befitting of budget superhero film and with a travel bag strapped to his body.
The pair flew from Grand Rapids to Dallas, Texas, from where they grabbed a connecting flight to Ontario, California.
While others have struggled to convince US airlines to allow them to board with peacocks and hamsters, Ms Froese said staff were all too happy to have Fred on board – and he even got to travel in first class.
In a gushing Facebook post, Ms Froese thanked the pilots, co-pilots and crew on all four outbound and return flights, saying their excitement to have a “legit service horse on board” was a “breath of fresh air”.
She added: “Their kindness and comments about how well behaved Fred was made me the proudest mommy, handler, and trainer EVER. They were all super respectful.”