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10 Facts That Prove William Shatner Is A Total Horse Fanatic

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William Shatner is best known for his roles as Captain Kirk in the original Star Trek and Denny Crane in Boston Legal. The 86-year-old actor also makes some pretty funny Priceline commercials with fellow Hollywood equestrian, Kaley Cuoco. In his latest book (he’s written more than 30!!) Shatner opens up about his love of horses and how they have helped to shape his life.

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Spirit of the Horse: A Celebration in Fact and Fable” is out now and available for purchase from Amazon.

1. He is a self-proclaimed horse whisperer.

In a recent interview with the Associated Press to promote his new book, Shatner discussed a special moment he shared with a mare who “spoke” to him.

2. He has vivid dreams in which he becomes a horse.

In an excerpt from his new book, Shatner writes:

“My own sleep is sometimes filled with Centaur-like imagery of being one with the horse. It will start with me atop the horse galloping across the field, the horse’s head visible ahead, his eyes becoming my eyes as if it were me galloping.”

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3. His favorite Star Trek episode guest starred a horse.

Any “Trekkies” out there may remember an episode titled “Shore Leave” from Season One. In it, Captain Kirk (Shatner) and Spock find themselves in an Old West-type setting. He writes in Spirit of the Horse how much he enjoyed filming alongside the calm, beautiful horse hired for the episode.

“Standing near a settled horse, with no pressure to do anything other than absorb the morning and eat the [craft services] sandwich, that was magic.”

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