This horse in China is playing dead every time his owner tries to ride him.

It seems the equine will let his master saddle him, but as soon as the man tries to mount him, he takes a few steps back and simply falls on the ground and plays dead!

Now, this is not a one-time occurrence. The horsey does it every single time any attempt is made to ride him! And he plays dead quite convincingly! He won't even accept bribes like fresh carrots — which we are told are his favourite snack — and simply lies catatonic on the ground.

Then, when his owner finally takes the saddle off his back, he rises up like he has been reincarnated! And why let the juicy carrots go to waste? He ends up happily munching on them as everyone looks on.

Check out the hilarious video.