Weird Horse News

January 2010 - Posts

A Message from Don Corleone

A man was charged with harassment after authorities say he sent the head of a plush toy horse to a state senator, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported. State police said a man hand-delivered a package to the West Deptford, N.J., office of state Sen. Stephen Sweeney. The man told staffers the package was for Sweeney, but also mentioned it could be given to Gov.-elect Chris Christie. There was neither... Read More

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Artax! Artax!

It seems this season gives many horses a sinking feeling. Whether sinkholes or mud, early spring is always a busy time for large animal rescue teams. Rescuers in Woodbine, Md., worked for more than five hours yesterday afternoon to extricate a 30-year-old Appaloosa from a 12-foot-deep sinkhole, WJLA reported . A public information officer told The Frederick News Post the horse landed under an unstable... Read More

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Frozen Hose Haiku

It's that time again! Show off your syllabic subjugation skills with a new round of horsey haiku. Our subject: winter stable management. (To review, haiku lines go in patterns of 5/7/5 syllables. Stanza breaks don't display well in comments, so I suggest inserting a short line of hyphens ----- to indicate a new grouping.) There's a cycle to Kentucky's January Mud ice mud ice mud Tundra pastures are... Read More

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Happy Ending

A Shetland pony found wandering the streets of Norwalk, Calif., found a home just in time for Christmas, The L.A. Times reported. The friendly, well-groomed, well-behaved 7- or 8-year-old pony was plucked from traffic by the Southeast Area Animal Control Authority in early December. A flurry of media followed (as of today there are 46 different articles on the topic listed). But no owner came forward... 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.