In Zimbabwe there was a herd of zebra living near the stables and when one of the men who worked there was walking home the stallion tried to attack him and chased him up a tree! His hand was bitten and became paralyzed. Zebra are mean! I would never try to ride a zebra. Other than being unpredictable I've also been told they have weaker backs and joints and not very suitable for riding. Although I'm not certain the last bit is true, you could try and research it.
Your post made me think back - we once painted a white mare of our's up as a zebra for a parade. The coloring lasted a couple of weeks and we'd see people going by on our road slam on their brakes and sit down there when they would notice her out in the pasture.
Lol, yeah it really suprised me! I was hoping it was a painted horse, but it wasn't.
Hm, speaking of riding zebras and racing stripes... had a farrier come out and shoe my horse last fall who at least claimed to have been involved with going to africa and finding the zebra they used for that movie. I have no reason to doubt that he was involved with stunts in hollywood or doing a lot of shoeing for various people/horses and movies, etc.
But hell, I dunno. Said he was born out here in ks but wound up in CA for a lot of years, went to shoeing school out there, and finally got tired of all the hubbub. All I know is 1) he did good work, but 2) he won't answer the phone to come out again. Which sucks because I CANNOT find a farrier!
This little guy seems pretty nice! YouTube - Riding Zipp the Zebra
I feel bad for him though, that girl looks a little big for him and that saddle probably doesn't fit him right :(
You better watch the video a little closer. That "girl" has a beard!!! There is a much larger zebra in the background so I would assume that the one being ridden is young. The saddle needs a britchen like mule riders use to keep it from sliding forward.