On a peaceful stretch of land in North Yorkshire, a most peculiar horse was born. Wendy Bulmer owns the territory, a beautiful stretch of green that she uses to operate a horse riding school. She named it the Flying Hall riding school. As you'd imagine, part of Wendy's job is to find horses suitable for beginners to ride, so she's always on the lookout for tame, typically older, horses.
As it turned out, one of her recent purchases was pregnant.
Da Vinci was born at the beginning of May this year, and the foal gets his namesake from the piece of art that's located on his upper back - a silhouette of a horse in white. According to Wendy, chestnut horses like Da Vinci often have white spots on them, but "they don't normally make something as recognizable" as a profile of a horse.