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A New Meaning to 'Paint Horse'

One German horse owner paints zebra stripes on her horses to repel flies....

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Off to the (Zebra) Races

Looking for exotic action? This Friday a racetrack in New Orleans hosts zebra races--not your typical horse race....

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Equids on Parade

Having horses in a parade can be a good thing, but it can also be a bad thing......

CSI Equine

A panther is the leading suspect in an attack on a yearling Miniature Horse that left the diminutive equine injured and two guard dogs dead in Manatee, Fla. HeraldTribune.com reports the 18" horse named Tivo was attacked sometime Saturday night or Sunday morning. He escaped with a shredded ear and tears in his neck, while two of the three guard dogs in his enclosure had to be euthanized due to their...

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Ladies' Choice

This year marks the fifth anniversary of March to the Arch, an AQHA event featuring cross dressing, micro-piglets , and more--all for a good cause. AQHA's America's Horse Daily reports the show has raised more than $120,000 over the years, supporting research by the American Cancer Society and the University of Oklahoma Cancer Institute. Funds raised this year--the total's not yet known--will go to...

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Horsepower

A Polish man is in trouble. The story involves a horse or horses, one of which was found hitched the front axle of his van. Beyond that, the details depend on whom you ask. The Daily Mail version goes like this: 55-year-old lumberjack Leszek Stepien (who might have had a nip of vodka--an officer said he was at twice the legal limit), loaded a stallion and a mare into the back of his son's van to take...

Attack of the Zedonk

A zedonk (a zebra/donkey hybrid) at a farm market in Spring Lake, Fla., attacked a worker last weekend, biting the man on his feet and legs as he attempted to crawl away. Hernando Today reported that James Oleson, 34, was painting an outer perimeter fence when the zedonk ducked under its own enclosure fence to bite him on the foot. Oleson was knocked to the ground and the animal continued to bite at...

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Hit and Run

A 77-year-old woman from the U.K. died of injuries she sustained when struck by a spooked zebra, a new coroner's report concluded. Eileen Whale was staying at a holiday center in Kenya last September when the pet zebra collided with her, tossing her in the air. She died in February. The BBC News cited a coroner's report of gastrointestinal bleeding and pancreatitis brought about by a series...

Do the Locomotion

"Win a Horse-Powered Car. Horse Not Included." How can we not click on this headline? Iranian inventor Hadi Mirhejazi is offering his horse-powered car, its patent, and a $100,000 cash prize to whomever can tell him why he invented it in the first place, Wired reports. The Naturmobil uses a horse-powered treadmill connected to a 20-gear drivetrain. This both recharges the battery and powers...

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Short Stories

If you want a great story in a concise form, there's no beating a good police blotter. Every word is just packed with meaning (and, frequently, a bit of dry humor). Along those lines, sounds like there's some equine unrest in Montana. Here's an unabridged excerpt from the Flathead County Sheriff's Report, as reported in the Flathead Beacon (be sure to note, these all came in within an hour of each...

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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.