Weird Horse News

March 2011 - Posts

Why Did the Horse Cross the Road?

We've all been there. The traffic is backed up for miles, the horns are honking, and the little old lady with the walker who's out for a stroll is making far better time than anyone on the road. It's rush hour. And it's typically no fun. But some drivers in New Jersey got some entertainment during their drive home when three loose horses stopped traffic for nearly an hour in the midst of rush. The... Read More

Beer For My Horses

We're in the midst of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament, which means a large amount of beer has been, and will be, consumed throughout the month of March and the beginning part of April. But that leads me to wonder how many pints will be served to the horse at the end of the bar? I know what you're probably thinking, "Huh??" But think about this--who hasn't heard a story, or two, about horses drinking... Read More

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"It's Like a Big Buffet of Droppings..."

For several years, I worked as a riding instructor at a Girl Scout riding facility in Michigan. Most of the girls that visited our barn--generally ages 6 to 10--rarely left the city of Detroit, so all the sights, sounds, and smells of the farm were a little shocking to them. And the single most shocking sight, and smell, was that of horse poop. I can't tell you how many times I'd be reviewing the rules... Read More

A Stiff Drink

Do you have those times when you need a little pick-me-up? You see those commercials for energy shots and drinks that “give you wings” for those afternoon slumps, and those sugary beverages seem like just the thing to help you stay wide awake for the rest of the day. But a number of studies have been conducted as to their efficacy and safety with the large amounts of sugar resulting in fast crashes... Read More

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Maximum Horsepower

Despite the fact that tractor-trailer trucks are built to harness the power of hundreds of horses, one tractor-trailer truck driver found out the power of four horses--four draft horses to be exact--when his rig became stuck in the snow and was rescued by the equines and their owner. Reports indicate that a tractor-trailer truck hauling several thousand gallons of milk slid into a snow bank near Ottawa... Read More

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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.