Rare Albino Pony Born in Assisi

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 02:15

Milky Way is the name given to the extremely rare albino female pony born in late August in Assisi.

The announcement was made by Father Danilo Reverberi, the Franciscan priest in love with horses who always chooses the names of the horses born in the farm at the foot of the Basilica of San Francesco, owned by Sergio Carfagna.

“It had to be a Franciscan name that would inspire us to look up toward the sky,” Father Danilo said. “But also a simple name that would recall her white coat.” The priest added, “Milky Way is a gift of God.” Or, as others have put it, a miracle by St. Francis. It is an extremely rare event, only one in a million horses is born albino, Carfagna has said. His stable has been dubbed the "stable of miracles." The pony is a descendant of trotter champions.