If you have pets at home, you may sometimes get annoyed at the mess they make – cats clawing the furniture or dogs tracking mud through the house. But imagine having a horse in your living room. That's what Stephanie Arndt, a doctor who lives in Germany, has.

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Nasar, an Arabian horse, watches Stephanie Arndt play a keyboard in her kitchen in Holt, Germany. Mrs Arndt brought the horse indoors during a storm in December, and now it wanders through the house daily, looking for snacksGetty

Nasar, a three-year-old Arab gelding, took refuge in her home in December during a major storm. Now the horse has become so accustomed to the creature comforts he wanders into the house every day.

Stephanie says the horse likes to eat in the kitchen and play the keyboard. He is smitten with a wicker waste paper basket, probably because it reminds him of his bedding material.

Speaking of which, Stephanie keeps a pile of hay in one room for Nasar's needs – he's never been caught short on the carpet.

Nasar has a stable outside, but Stephanie says he's never really cared for it. He is an Arab, smiles Stephanie, and among the Bedouins, the horse lives inside the tent.

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Nasar has a snack in the kitchenGetty
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Stephanie cleans up broken dishes – one of the hazards of having a horse in the houseGetty
Nasar keeps Stephanie company as she works in her home officeGetty
Nasar enter the living roomGetty
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Nasar keeps Stephanie company as she relaxes in the living roomGetty
Nasar nuzzles Stephanie as they play in the living roomGetty
Stephanie tries to coax Nasar out of the living roomGetty
Stephanie gives Nasar a massage in her houseGetty
Stephanie refreshes the pile of hay that Nasar sometimes snoozes onGetty
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Stephanie cleans mud off Nasar's hoovesGetty