Samson was born a feral horse in the Twin Peaks Herd Management Area of California. He was eventually adopted by Heidi Rosanne Smith, and the two of them hit it off immediately.
"The night I met him, he clung to my side and stayed right next to me," Smith told The Dodo. "Our bond was instant."
But recently, she discovered they share more than just a bond of friendship: They both love music, too. While practicing on her banjo at home on Monday, Smith decided to put on a little show for Samson to brighten his day — but, much to her surprise, the horse ended up brightening hers.
"As I was picking, he started kind of bobbing his head to the music and then reached over and started playing!" Smith said. "It was amazing because he was gentle with it, but he pretty much knew exactly what he was doing!"