Weird Horse News

February 2009 - Posts

Failure to Scoop

Houston horse owner Ben McCleary received a traffic citation for littering earlier this week. But McCleary didn't chuck something out the car window--no, the citation referred to manure left behind by McCleary's horse, Rascal, as the pair traveled along a road. Read the report on MSNBC . This is an interesting situation--you're riding along the road, your horse does what horses do. Now... Read More

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Slumhorse Millionaire

Inspired by the recent Oscars, just a couple of the work-safe gems of YouTube (turn the volume down or use headphones if you're in cubicle world!). I'm pretty sure I had this pony . If you haven't seen him, Patches the Horse is pretty fantastic. (Because someone will ask and many more will wonder: article on horses eating meat .) Familiar with Thumbelina, the World's Smallest Horse... Read More

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I'm Bringing Zebra Back

(Them other boys don't know how to act.) So she's not a real Zebra. But when Maybelline, a Zebra statue at Albany's All American Fun Park, went missing, her owner was understandably upset. "This is very traumatic to me," General Manager Buddie Blackwell told the Albany Herald . "It's time to give me my zebra back." Pranksters spotted and filched Maybelline from outside... Read More

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Feel the Love

Despite their usefulness and the fact that people in many areas of the world depend on them for their very survival, donkeys have an unfortunate ignoble reputation. They're used to represent all sorts of unpleasant things. In Jordan, a Valentine's Day protestor dressed one up in red cloth and affixed roses to its ears (I don't want to know how) to illustrate his dismay at the celebration... Read More

Spring Fever

Within the office collection of blogs, there's a gem called "Tracking Barbaro's Brothers." This blog by coworker Amanda follows the progress of Barbaro's little brothers, Nicanor and Lentenor (and their sire, dam, and soon-to-be-born sibling). While it might seem far away from's usual fare, the blog is actually produced just across the office cubicle... Read More

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Equasy? ... Srsly?

Professor David Nutt, the UK's chairman of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs was trying to make a point about the relative harms of drug use and how they can be equated with risks we take in other areas of life when he penned a recent article in the Journal of Psychopharmacoloy. Professor Nutt (yes, really), decided to equate an addiction to horse riding with the use of Ecstasy. He calls... Read More

Of Horses and Hitmen

Horses (and estranged wives) in Scottdale, Pa., can breathe a sigh of relief, as resident Joseph Mendicino pleaded guilty Friday to charges that he: "took out a contract on his estranged wife's horses and tried to have her run off the road for testifying against him during a hearing in November," according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review . The story behind this is incredible--they report... Read More

Feathered Friends

In case you missed them, here are the Top 10 Super Bowl Ads , including three featuring the Budweiser Clydesdales. And for a behind-the-scenes look at the Budweiser Clydesdales check out the article Larger Than Life: The Budweiser Clydesdales . Here's an excerpt: The time required to train Clydesdales to star in commercials varies depending on the roles producers want the horses to play. Generally... Read More

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About This Blog

As we hunt high and low for relevant horse health news, we sometimes stumble upon horse-related items that are just plain... well, weird. They might be funny, or sometimes sad. But they're definitely weird. Regardless, we find them interesting, and we hope you do too.