Horse destined for slaughterhouse now a star with Cavalia show
Its name, Renato, means "born again" in Latin.
An apt name for the horse, considering that just six years ago, it was whiling away its days at a French farm, waiting to be killed for its meat.
But the team sourcing horses for Cavalia, a touring equestrian and performing arts show, was tipped off by a fan about the three-year-old stallion, so they decided to take a look.
Despite being partially blind, the Comtois - a breed of working horses - now tours with Cavalia.
From Aug 12 to Sept 14, Renato and the rest of the troupe will be performing for audiences in Singapore.
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