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Friday, 5 June 2009

From Africa to Dorset: the zebra being trained to be a racehorse

Bonkers racehorse trainer Bill Turner has stunned the equine world by learning to ride a ZEBRA.

The 61-year-old bought the African animal to fulfil an ambition to see if they could be trained to race like horses.

Bill takes the striped animal around his village and locals are stunned when they see the zebra crossing.

After just a few weeks he has already got the zebra named Zebedee up to a canter and hopes in future that he might get him jumping. He works with the 14-month-old zebra on his 300 acre farm for two hours a day and says he is coming along well.

READ MORE - Source: Bournemouth Daily Echo Friday 5th June 2009

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