Their friendship started when Sappy was only a kitten, and even as a tiny little guy, he was never afraid of Dakota.
"As the little fella started to grow I noticed he would be laying next to the horse as he grazed," Denice Kinney, the pair's mom, told The Dodo. "If the horse laid down, he would lay on him. I've even seen him crawl up his tail to get on his back!"
Dakota is super gentle with Sappy, and the pair love to snuggle.