August 28, 2015


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'Houdini Horse' at Michigan farm gets attention from video showing her escape-artist antics

MIDLAND, Mich. - A horse with a knack for opening stall doors at a Michigan farm is getting attention after a video of her escape-artist antics was posted online.

The Saginaw News reports (http://bit.ly/XBjBC2 ) Mariska, a 9-year-old Friesian, learned to open latches at Misty Meadow Farms and she's been nicknamed "Houdini Horse" by the Midland-area's farm owners Sandy and Don Bonem. A YouTube video Sandy Bonem posted has more than 700,000 views.

Mariska, a a 9-year-old Friesian horse belonging to Sandy Bonem of Larkin Township in Midland County, Mich., learned to open latches at Misty Meadow Farms and she's been nicknamed

Mariska, a a 9-year-old Friesian horse belonging to Sandy Bonem of Larkin Township in Midland County, Mich., learned to open latches at Misty Meadow Farms and she's been nicknamed "Houdini Horse" by the Midland-area's farm owners Sandy and Don Bonem. A YouTube video Sandy Bonem posted has more than 700,000 views. The video shot about a year ago shows Mariska opening numerous locks on the farm, as well as unlocking stalls for other horses. (AP Photo/The Saginaw News, Jeff Schrier)

The horse, Sandy Bonem says, "doesn't like to be locked in."

The video shot about a year ago shows Mariska opening numerous locks on the farm, as well as unlocking stalls for other horses.

Sandy Bonem says Mariska played with things in her mouth as a young horse and "she just kind of progressed."

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Online:

YouTube video of Mariska: http://bit.ly/11IlxRi

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Information from: The Saginaw News, http://www.mlive.com/saginaw

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