For 20 years, Nicole has been dressing up like a horse nearly every day. She’s one of the subjects profiled in the Season 5 premiere of TLC’s “My Strange Addiction,” and Zap2it has an exclusive sneak peek at the episode.
Explains Nicole in the clip, “Pony Play is a form of costumed role play. You become an animal, mentally, and act accordingly.”
That means putting on a bridle with horse ears, being groomed, pulling a cart and other horse-related activities, for which she’ll get praise and treats. “Being a pony is amazing,” she says. “For me, this is probably the biggest source of happiness in my life.”
Nicole’s mom isn’t really sure what to make of her daughter’s hobby. “It is definitely odd to see my daughter dressed up as a horse. If a person wants to dress up like an animal, that’s weird.”
“My Strange Addiction” Season 5 premieres Wednesday (Jan. 1) at 10 p.m. ET/PT.