He Did Wonders When The Times Got Bad
August 15, 2006 9:35 AM   Subscribe

Patches The Horse enjoys getting beers from the fridge, watching television, and riding in convertibles to the McDonald's drive-thru.
posted by fandango_matt (29 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
When YouTube comes back up, be sure to watch the video there.
posted by briank at 9:39 AM on August 15, 2006


Patches and me gots a lot in common.
posted by Sailor Martin at 9:56 AM on August 15, 2006 [1 favorite]


I'm not a horse doctor but I reaaaaly don't think you're supposed to feed hamburgers to horses.
posted by wigu at 10:04 AM on August 15, 2006


It was funny until it got in bed, now it's creepy.
posted by stbalbach at 10:08 AM on August 15, 2006


Maybe they were horseburgers, in which case it would be fine.
o_O
posted by tim451 at 10:09 AM on August 15, 2006


Here it is at google video.

Mods: Could we include this link in the FPP? The target site clearly pays for bandwidth and I think being mefi'd might bankrupt the poor soul.
posted by PissOnYourParade at 10:20 AM on August 15, 2006


I love that the titles of the guys in it are equine entrepreneurs.
posted by mathowie at 10:24 AM on August 15, 2006


OK, the horse-in-a-bed thing is weird, but hey, Patches goes to bed alone and pulls his own sheet up himself. Besides, the two cowboys look like they're too into each other to bother the horse. Not a sentence I ever thought I'd write.
posted by imperium at 10:31 AM on August 15, 2006


er...um...

Brokeback Patches!

(runs away, giggling)
posted by tim451 at 10:36 AM on August 15, 2006


Feeding a horse a cheeseburger is just creepy. And it's not safe for a horse to sleep on its side; that's usually a sign of GI distress (most healthy horses sleep standing up). That video showed a whole lot of prompting for behavior that the horse was purported to enjoy (riding in the car, moving his lips after answering the phone, covering himself up).

Utter bunk.
posted by mezzanayne at 10:44 AM on August 15, 2006


Aw, it's just a couple of good ol' boys having some fun.
posted by Nelson at 10:46 AM on August 15, 2006


Oh, I'm sorry, I watched it again and they have the same surname, so are probably brothers. Or married. If Florida allows two men to marry. Which it probably doesn't.
posted by imperium at 10:47 AM on August 15, 2006


Funny video, that is one smart horse. He thinks he's just one of them good old boys. I'm not totally surprised though - horses are used as guides for the blind - although I think they use tiny ones.

But I didn't like to see that horse's heads in bed, even if it is still attached to the body. That strong imagery is hard to break.
posted by madamjujujive at 10:48 AM on August 15, 2006


I was surprised that neither one of the guys was named "Wilbur."
posted by leftcoastbob at 11:33 AM on August 15, 2006


Surely Mad Horse Disease cannot be far behind.
posted by rollbiz at 11:47 AM on August 15, 2006


Also, Patches can definitely fetch a beer, but notice that the fridge stays open afterwards.
posted by rollbiz at 11:49 AM on August 15, 2006


He thinks he's people!
posted by scratch at 12:08 PM on August 15, 2006 [1 favorite]


Also, Patches can definitely fetch a beer, but notice that the fridge stays open afterwards.

Patches obviously ain't payin' the electric bill...yet.
posted by NationalKato at 12:22 PM on August 15, 2006


i <3 patches.
posted by nola at 1:02 PM on August 15, 2006


Dang, now I'm gonna be humming that song the rest of the afternoon...

"My papa was a great ol' man..."
posted by pax digita at 1:31 PM on August 15, 2006


Someday, that horse is going to wake up with the head of a man in his bed.
posted by adamrice at 1:47 PM on August 15, 2006


"And it's not safe for a horse to sleep on its side;"

My horses frequently sleep on their sides, usually on sunny mornings or afternoons when they feel it's nap time. I’ll go outside and it’ll look like I have a pasture full of dead horses. As for signs of GI distress, the body language is different - they paw, lie down, get up and continually try to roll.
posted by Tenuki at 2:10 PM on August 15, 2006


And it's not safe for a horse to sleep on its side

Well it sure as hell isn't safe for the horse to sleep on Robert and Herbert's side. Those boys seem like they're game for anything.
posted by pracowity at 3:30 PM on August 15, 2006


Patches The Horse busts his ass all day and for what? So his mare can bitch at him about getting a beer gut and watching too much t.v., not spending quality time with the foals. Driving around with his seedy cowboy buddies to God-knows-where, sleeping with all kinds of fillies - ahh, don't get me started.
posted by Smedleyman at 5:03 PM on August 15, 2006


That was hilarious. Yeah it's probably not great for him to eat meat all the time, but my friend's rabbit eats beef jerky sometimes and doesn't seem to have a problem with it. Seems like a well-trained horse who enjoys human company. He wouldn't be doing those things if he didn't like it. I'm curious how much of that is "real" and how much was just gimmicks - I would be very surprised if the horse actually slept in that bed.
posted by radioamy at 7:03 PM on August 15, 2006


Pre-CivilWar American entertainer Dan Rice (the most famous man you've never heard of) made his fame and fortune with well trained pigs and horses who could respond in human-like fashion.
posted by stbalbach at 8:45 PM on August 15, 2006


Watching that again, the horse looks totally calm even riding down the highway. Amazing.
posted by radioamy at 9:28 PM on August 15, 2006


enjoys getting beers from the fridge

I enjoy that too, but fuck a bag of oats.
posted by trondant at 10:29 PM on August 15, 2006


I think that is the banjo kid from Deliverance... always wondered what happened to that banjo kid
posted by jacob hauser at 9:10 AM on August 16, 2006


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