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Burglars Busted by Braying Burro

A donkey tries to save himself from becoming an accessory to burglary by alerting the police to a crime, causing the thieves to abandon their wares (and stolen donkey) to flee....

Making the Book: 2013 Guinness World Records

Guinness recently announced the newest world record holders. Here is just a sampling of the equine-related world records....

Donkeys Gone High-Tech

Old-world transportation meets new-age technology in Israel to give tourists the ultimate experience....

Horses and Super Bowl Commercials

Some of the most memorable Super Bowl commercials have involved horses. Here is a retrospective of some favorite horsey ads....

Goodbye Eeyore--The World's Oldest Donkey Passes

Eeyore, 55 years young, was thought to be the world's oldest donkey before his death earlier this month. We raise our glasses to his passing and the passing of elder equids close to our hearts....

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Wedding Bells...Donkey Style

What better way to celebrate a warm spring day than by celebrating the union of two souls in holy matrimony? How about if those two souls actually wore four hooves instead of dress shoes, and two pairs of giant ears instead of a top hat or veil? On May 15, a pair of donkeys named Duman and Linda were "married." They have become the first beasts of burden to be married in Turkey, if not the world, reports...

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Living Nativity

The living Nativity at Eagle River Presbyterian Church near Vail, Colo., became more exciting than intended when the two donkeys involved escaped from their pen. The Vail Daily reported the chase took pursuers from the Avon church, behind some shops, and along the railroad tracks into Eagle-Vail where the lost long-ears were eventually located. Church member Chip Howard, who had borrowed the donkeys...

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Calling All Donkeys

A church in Redditch, Worcestershire, UK, has yet to fill one vial role in their annual Christmas pageant: the donkey. They put out a call via the Redditch Advertiser for a "placid and calm" donkey for the Christmas Eve service. Along with a real donkey, the pageant will include a real baby and a cast of children. "Donkeys and of course, babies, can be unpredictable but that only adds to the experience...

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Self defense?

A donkey named Spike is in trouble after he jumped a fence and mauled a man. However, questions remain as to whether the animal was being harassed at the time of the incident, NBC Augusta reported. Neighbors said kids, teens, and adults had thrown rocks at Spike and taunted the animal within the past weeks. He bit a 16-year-old girl on the back the day before the mauling occurred. "I think it's a good...

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Earning their Stripes

Behind a blockade through which only humanitarian and basic supplies are allowed, Gaza's Happy Land Zoo gets creative when it comes to introducing new animals to the community's children. "The zebras are locally manufactured," Zoo Director Mahmud Barghut told AFP . "We take a donkey and draw stripes on it." He said the process requires two days, masking tape, and French...

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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.