The animals may hail from very different backgrounds - Sandhill cranes travel in flocks as large as 10,000 birds, while soaring at extraordinary altitudes.
And horses like Bandit here? Well, they like to keep their hooves on the ground.
That didn't stop this duo from hitting it off famously.
So famously, in fact, that Bandit's owner, Vickie Smith, posted dozens of images of their entrancing encounter to Facebook.