Former Mexican president Vicente Fox has revealed in a new book that George W. Bush, of Texas, is scared of horses. Fox recently grabbed headlines when he referred to the president as "the cockiest guy I ever met." Now Fox calls Bush a "windshield cowboy". That is, he lives on a ranch, swaggers like a cowboy, but prefers to drive than ride :
He recalled a meeting in Mexico shortly after both men had been elected when Mr Fox offered Mr Bush a ride on a "big palomino" horse.
Mr Fox, who left office in December, recalled Mr Bush "backing away" from the animal.
''A horse lover can always tell when others don't share our passion," he said, according to the Washington Post.
Mr Bush has spoken of his fondness for shooting doves and cutting brush on his Crawford ranch in Texas, which he bought in 1999.
The property reportedly has no horses and only five cattle.