Two talented ponies have proved their skills know no bounds as they appear to perform life-saving CPR on a collapsed rider.

Clever Albert and Ernie can be seen replicating the cardiopulmonary resuscitation procedure – including cycles of chest compressions and artificial breathing in this funny video created by professional trainer, Emma Massingale.

The 36-year-old, from Devon, roped her fiance Jeremy into the sketch to act as the ‘patient’ and used word cues to teach the accomplished duo the correct moves.

Albert and Ernie can even be seen sporting little sirens and carrying first aid kits in the cute footage.

Emma is the first British person to have developed a language that is so well understood by horses that she can communicate with herds of horses at anyone time.

The talented trainer said: “I just wanted to show people that ponies and horses can be just as clever and useful as dogs.

“They can be trained to do incredible things in the same ways that service dogs can and they can carry out all sorts of useful jobs which people might not have considered before.

“I’m not saying a pony can do actual CPR but I just wanted to show how intelligent they are in a light-hearted fun way that captures people’s attention and imagination.

“I’ve had Albert and Ernie for three to four years so the training is ongoing but this particular skill took a few weeks to perfect.

“The hardest thing was getting them to repeat the sequence – the compressions followed by the breaths – but they picked it up very quickly.

“The ponies were happy to play along and enjoyed every minute.”


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