Pooka Horses

One of the most iconic shapes taken by the pooka is that of a horse, like the one ridden by Brian Boruma Mac Cennetig (941-1014), the High King of Ireland and founder of the O’Brien dynasty.  He is said to be the only man to ever successfully ride a pooka. According to legend, the king controlled the creature by using a special bridle containing three hairs from the pooka’s tail. King Brian’s physical prowess allowed him to ride the pooka into exhaustion until it finally surrendered

Tobias Wayland