Why your horse should go barefoot
The single most convincing thing for me was to see a thermograph
of a horse's feet - three of which were without shoes and one which was shod.
Patches The Horse
enjoys getting beers from the fridge, watching television, and riding in convertibles to the McDonald's drive-thru.
"If we start with the sheep
then next it's the cows and horses
Two completely dissimilar yet nifty artists: The twisted ink drawings of Jon Kuta
(big enough to make desktops; Flash interface), and the fabulously lifelike driftwood and bronze sculptures of Heather Jansch
(she really likes horses. Warning: you'll have to side-scroll).
are words that are usually spoken but not written and are often onomatopoeic
, including (but not limited to
) the calls—often reduplicated
—with which we beckon domestic animals, kindred to our animal imitations
. In the States there are many more pig calls
. Maxim Gorky wrote that the sound tse tse
is used to call pigs in Russia. In Spanish coch
Americans use pipi
to call chickens and turkeys. In Ambon Malay
chickens are called with kurrrrr
or pan kur
. In Kiswahili
you call chickens with gurúgurúgurúgurú
, call dogs with aháháhá
, and straying cattle with ishiyeeyeeeeee
. In Sweden, they call cattle with a loud, high-pitched kulning
(akin to yodeling
). Cervantes wrote that they use tus tus
to call dogs in Spain. One source
says in Coolderry, Ireland
, they use gen-gen
to call pigs to ford, puddly pudde
to call ducks, peopeo
to call horses, and geg geg
to call geese. In Iceland, kibbakibb
is used to call sheep. In the Hiligaynon language of the Philippines, they call cats with míming
. In the parish of Nantcwnlle in Wales they have their own set of calls
Seattle man dead after having sex with a horse.
But that's not all of it: The horse was the active party, and the man was passive. However, it wasn't rape; as Dan Savage puts it
, this took place at an alleged "bestiality brothel
". While Washington State doesn't outlaw Bestiality
, investigators are examining whether or not animal cruelty occurred in forcing smaller, weaker animals to have sex with people. [via SLOG]
people are really passionate about things; in this guys case, he really fucking hates horses. "I am Hitler; horses are jews. Fire up the gas chambers."
The king of the sport of kings.
Official teletimer finish line photo - 8th race, Belmont Park, June 9th 1973. And here's the race
itself [Windows Media file].
-- where you'll learn the answers to such questions as "Will my stallion freeze?" and "Where can the stallion semen be frozen?"
I like it when Chinese pigs say "hu-lu hu-lu
," it's so exotic. Stupid American pigs just say oink. Also, horses in Thailand say "hee hee (with high tone)"!! How cool is it that, first, they even HAVE horses in Thailand, and second, that they sound like Betty Boop?
Today's Grand National
Today 40 horses were forced around an arduous and often fatal 'race course'. This year, only one
horse was killed. How can anyone think that this is a sport?
If Wishes Were Horses
- "the site dedicated to human-equine transformation." If you ever had a secret desire to be a horse, this site explains the reasons for becoming a horse
and offers helpful advice on topics like building your own hooves
. Oh, and don't miss the artwork.
Not interested in equine transformation? Well which animal would you like to be?
The Name Game
Valley Creek Farms "solicits help from clever people each year to help name their young horses." If you consider yourself a gifted wordsmith with a knack for penning equine monikers that will get the bugs
a buzzin' and make the farrier
smile, this is your chance to take the reins. But it's not easy
. The rules are extensive
and your choice may already be taken
. But with luck, you may one day hear your literary masterpiece
of 18 letters or less roll off the caller's tongue and become part of thoroughbred history
The Long Riders' Guild
is an association of equestrian explorers who have ridden more than 1,000 continuous miles on a single equestrian journey.
Forget Robert Redford!
Whispering is for babies, librarians and over-the-hill actors: these horses sing
Spend a day at the race tracks.
It's Friday, so click away. Play to win. Play to lose. It's all about the virtual Benjamins.
Orlando is under attack by alligators: something that isn't that uncommon, but seems particularly bad this year. We're used to losing a hunting dog or two
, but when the gators start taking down horses
(don't worry, the horse lived
) and killing young children
in an urban environment, you've got to wonder what's happening. Tip to tourists
from a local: if chased by a gator, flee in a zig-zag pattern (gators are pretty fast, but turn like Sherman tanks.)
So, I guess, everyone is now ready for the greatest competition on Earth? It sure took long enough to get here and everyone has been intensively jockeying for position. It looks like it's going to be a exciting event. The whole world will be watching.
What, the election? No, of course not, I'm talking about the one and only Melbourne Cup
. Needless to say, I'm backing Diatribe (9 to 1). Oh, and here's one more election story