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Last Updated: Sunday, 3 September 2006, 08:49 GMT 09:49 UK
Horseback rides for daring dog
Freddie and Daisy
His owner says Freddie is a natural when it comes to horse riding
A Jack Russell dog is stunning visitors to a farm by showing off his horse riding skills.

Freddie leaps on the back of his neighbour's Shetland pony Daisy for a trot around the paddock of Peglars Farm, in Flaxley, Gloucestershire.

Owner Patricia Swinley said the dog was a "natural" jockey whose equestrian skills have blossomed.

"When he first saw Daisy he rushed across the yard and just jumped straight on her back," she said.

Freddie, who has been nicknamed the Flaxley Flier, is often to be seen riding round the 25-acre farm and Daisy, who stands at just 37 inches tall, provides the perfect taxi for her pal.

"The children love to come and see him," Mrs Swinley said. "I guess it is a rather peculiar sight."

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