Young Mayzee Evans has been around horses since infancy and is fearless with them.Mum Brynlee Evans, 28, believes her daughter has a special connection with them and even calls her a “horse whisperer”.
Mayzee not only rides the animals but also helps out at the family barn in Utah, USA, which is owned by her grandmother.
She brushes the horses, helps clean up after them and knows every piece of equipment.
Brynlee believes Mayzee’s connection with horses allows her cuddle them and play with them with no fear of being hurt.
Brynlee, also a horse-lover, made sure that Mayzee had contact with horses as early as possible so she could share her passion.
She said: “As a baby I bought her horse books and she would just sit and look at them.
“I want to say one of her first words was horse, it must have been mama, papa or horse.”
Mayzee had her first contact with a horse at three months and would spend 10 hours a week with them as a baby.
Now that she is older she does it less, but still spends up to five hours a day at the barn on weekends.
Brynlee said: “Mayzee rides the horses every weekend. We don’t let her guide them yet but she can ride them.
“She hangs out at the barn from 8am to 2pm every day on weekends to brush the horses, wash them and help out.”
The little girl is a real groom and even tells her mum off when she mixes up the equipment.
Brynlee said: “She knows which boots belong to each horse and if I put them on wrong she freaks out.”
In videos captured by Brynlee, the two-year-old can be seen cuddling a foal, stroking its eyelashes and nuzzling full-grown horses.
Speaking about the video, Brynlee said: “Foals are unpredictable because they’re babies. They get very nervous.
“In that video she’s literally poking at his eyelashes and he just lays there. She’s just very tender with them.
“Any other two year-old would have freaked that horse out. She’s just so tender and loves to be around them.
“Horses can feel her. Animals can sense who you are and I think by her being an old soul would they know she’s safe.
“It didn’t seem extraordinary but seeing other two-year-olds trying to mimic what she does has made me realise it is.”
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