Although the phrase “a horse in a suit” may sound like the start of an absurd narrative, it actually happened. For the animal, bookmakers William Hill ordered the first three-piece tweed outfit ever made to celebrate the 2016 Cheltenham Festival of horse racing, which was held in England. Even more intriguing is the fact that Emma Sandham-King, a former Alexander McQueen trainee, designed the outfit.
The costume for a race veteran named Morestead took the designer team four weeks to complete.
It required more tweed than an equivalent human outfit, around 18m (59ft), or almost ten times as much.
The trio was introduced by Morestead, who was accompanied by Sir Tony McCoy, a champion jockey.
Looks handsome, don’t you think?
Watch the following video to see the four-legged model in action: