A cat has been filmed riding on the back of its horse friend.

Cat filmed riding a horse

Cat filmed riding a horse

The funny video was filmed by professional horse trainer Emma Massingale, who admitted to often finding the close friends nuzzling up together after spending the day riding near their home in Devon, the Metro newspaper reported.

Emma - who owns five-year-old pony Comet and Louis the cat - shot the video in the woodland 10 miles from her home.

It shows the two friends playing by the stables before Louis jumps on his pal's back and they head for a walk.

Emma said: ''It all started when I was riding Comet and I would just tap my leg and Louis would jump on.

''Now all I have to do is tap Comet's back and Louis is straight there. He doesn't need anymore encouragement than that.

''Louis rides whenever he likes really, sometimes just in the arena sometimes he comes out for a longer wander. He is a bit of a fare weather rider though, as doesn't like riding in the rain.

''I often find them nuzzling up together. I think horses like cats because they're so playful but Comet really likes Louis.''