Just horsing aroundPosted: May 30, 2012
Incitatus was Emperor Caligula’s (AD37-41) favourite stallion. He loved his horse so much that he bestowed the horse with a marble stable, had 18 servants look after its daily needs, reportedly fed it oats with gold flakes and had a collar encrusted with precious stones. Incitatus’ fame does not end there. Caligula made him the first citizen of Rome and soon after made him senator.