The oohs and ahhs of social media adulation grew to such a fevered pitch, he was even awarded the title of Most Beautiful Horse based on a worldwide vote in some anonymous contest.
Of course, the contest was a phony, as Metaspoon so kindly points out. Evidently, we just got that carried away by those blinding good looks.
Where did this four-legged fable come from? Well, firstly, this horse is real, a stunning specimen of a breed called Akhal-Teke. The horse's ethereal, almost metallic glow actually comes from a unique hair structure, Horse Nation writes, that actually bends, yes bends, light.
At some point, some ardent admirer posted this picture on social media. The world wasted no time in being smitten. Someone got the idea that this horse must have won an award for his beauty - nay, this must be The Most Beautiful Horse in The World.