Spot the difference: Horse, pony and dog look identical with their black spots in The Netherlands


Spot the difference: Playful horse, pony and dog look identical with their stunning black spots as they have fun together at their Dutch home

  • Horse trainer Greetje Arends-Hakvoort has three identical looking pets
  • Appaloosa stallion Nevada, Shetland pony Napolean and Dalmation dog Jack are all best friends and showcase their stunning spots
  • The trio love to play together at their home in Kootwijkerbroek, The Netherlands 

Meet the horse, dog and pony who are all the best of friends and look identical – despite them not even being the same species.

Horse trainer Greetje Arends-Hakvoort has three identical looking pets – one Appaloosa stallion, one Shetland pony and one Dalmatian dog – all of which showcase their stunning black spots.

Despite their size differences, the three animals love to play together, with owner Greetje regularly catching them running, training, and having fun together.

Meet the horse, dog and pony who are all the best of friends and look identical – despite them not even being the same species

Horse trainer Greetje Arends-Hakvoort (left) has three identical looking pets - one Appaloosa stallion, one Shetland pony and one Dalmatian dog - all of which showcase their stunning black spots

Horse trainer Greetje Arends-Hakvoort (left) has three identical looking pets – one Appaloosa stallion, one Shetland pony and one Dalmatian dog – all of which showcase their stunning black spots

Mother-of-one Greetje, 35, adores taking the animals out with her seven-year-old daughter Jolie Lune Arends (pictured), who loves riding the Shetland pony - to the amazement of passers by.

Mother-of-one Greetje, 35, adores taking the animals out with her seven-year-old daughter Jolie Lune Arends (pictured), who loves riding the Shetland pony – to the amazement of passers by.

Despite their size differences, the three animals love to play together, with owner Greetje regularly catching them running, training, and having fun together

Despite their size differences, the three animals love to play together, with owner Greetje regularly catching them running, training, and having fun together

Dalmation Jack Sparrow, two, and Appaloosa stallion Nevada play together in the sunshine

Dalmation Jack Sparrow, two, and Appaloosa stallion Nevada play together in the sunshine

Mother-of-one Greetje, 35, adores taking the animals out with her seven-year-old daughter Jolie Lune Arends, who loves riding the Shetland pony – to the amazement of passers by. 

Appaloosa stallion Nevada, 10, Shetland pony Napoleon, six, and Dalmatian Jack Sparrow, two, are the best of friends and love wowing strangers with their unique matching spots.

Greetje, from Kootwijkerbroek, The Netherlands, said: ‘I have always wanted a Dalmatian dog and I love spotted horses so two of my wishes came together in a special way.

Appaloosa stallion Nevada, 10, Shetland pony Napoleon, six, and Dalmatian Jack Sparrow, two, are the best of friends and love wowing strangers with their unique matching spots

Appaloosa stallion Nevada, 10, Shetland pony Napoleon, six, and Dalmatian Jack Sparrow, two, are the best of friends and love wowing strangers with their unique matching spots

Greetje said: 'People always smile when they see the three together; often people refer to the 101 Dalmatians film and it brings up nice childhood memories for them.'

Greetje said: ‘People always smile when they see the three together; often people refer to the 101 Dalmatians film and it brings up nice childhood memories for them.’

Mother Greetje and daughter Jolie go riding with their identical looking stallion, pony and dalmation

Mother Greetje and daughter Jolie go riding with their identical looking stallion, pony and dalmation

Daughter Jolie pictured stroking her Shetland pony, who was born at the same time as her

Daughter Jolie pictured stroking her Shetland pony, who was born at the same time as her

‘Napoleon was actually born at the same time as Jolie so they grew up together and now they are the best of friends.

‘People always smile when they see the three together; often people refer to the 101 Dalmatians film and it brings up nice childhood memories for them.

‘When Jack was younger, he saw himself as one of the horses and he fits in perfectly.

‘Trust is the key word here; horses thrive when trust exists and they need to feel comfortable and self assured and Jack does exactly that.

‘There’s a lot of horse and dog love there between them.

‘We have even more spots here now as the family is growing! We have three other horses and training them is my passion.’ 

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