We've known for some time that Border Collies are impressively intelligent, but who knew that intelligence translated to equestrian talents? Well, maybe it doesn't -- but for one dog named Hekan (short for "he can do anything") an aptitude for following directions translates to giving directions as well. Hekan is a horse-training assistant for his owner, Steve Jefferys, an Australian equestrian who relies on his collie for most everything in his life.
Jefferys said Hekan provides invaluable assistance at his horse-training company, Equestrian Excellence, by keeping hold of the horses, taking them for walks and wrangling them when necessary. But there's one more special thing Hekan does: rides the horses himself.