Posts tagged "horses"

Debate This: Am I Crazy For Not Wanting To Go To A Rodeo?

So, dilemma, you guys! My friends and I are planning a trip this summer to Montana. Big sky country, blah blah blah. Everybody — even my fellow vegan boyfriend — wants to go to a rodeo. Rodeos really make me uncomfortable, and before you assume I’m just assuming they’re terrible, I’ve been to rodeos i…

Julie Gerstein / March 11, 2013

Debate This: Okay, So What’s The Big Deal About Horse Meat?

For the past couple of weeks, there’s been a major scandal brewing, regarding the use of horse meat in food products that were advertised as beef. Horse meat was found in meatballs at Ikea (the company says only its European stores); at British Taco Bells; and some meat in supermarket freezers in Ireland and Britain.

Julie Gerstein / March 1, 2013

13 Chickens, Rabbits, Horses & More Dressed Up For Halloween

As much as we love dogs and cats, there are a whole lot of other animals out there — and they love celebrating Halloween, too. There’s a bunch of horses, rabbits, chickens, goats and ferrets who can’t wait to go trick-or-treating, and we’ve collected a few photos of some of the very best costumes.

Julie Gerstein / October 25, 2012

Jeans Really Do Look Good On Everyone

I love how Mr. Ed  coordinated his jeans with his bridle. [That’s So Ratchet]…

Ami Angelowicz / April 30, 2012

A Dramatic Wild Horse Rescue

Are you a horse girl? I’m a horse girl. And in another life, I would do what photographer Becky Standridge does. She spends her days in Arizona’s Tonto National Forest, documenting the wild horses that live there and helping to catalog the herd and its migration patterns. One day, while watching the horses, she managed…

Julie Gerstein / April 9, 2012

Harry Potter And The Horse He Rode In On

Question: Is this a costume you can buy a the Horse Costume Store? I’m assuming there’s a horse costume store, of course. Otherwise, kudos to the owners of these horses for creating such a wonderful, affecting Harry-alike. Also, is there some magic Venn Diagram showing how Horse Girls and Harry Potter fans overlap? I’d like…

Julie Gerstein / March 18, 2012

The ‘Stached Stallion

Meet Alfie, the horse with the rare mustache. When this stallion’s ‘stache started to sprout, his groomer tried to trim him but Alfie refused, bolting across the stable to avoid the scissors. “It was bizarre when I first saw it and my first inkling was we need to shave it off. But he does not…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 6, 2011

Selena Gomez Outrages With Pink Horses

Selena Gomez sure is stirring up some controversy this week. Yesterday, she smooched suspected beau Justin Bieber at the Billboard Music Awards, making tweenage girls everywhere swell with rage. And on Friday, she shot the video for “Love You Like a Love Song” in Malibu which features … pink horses. Selena’s rep says that no…

Were You A Unicorn, Horse, Or Dolphin Girl?

Bless you, Lisa Frank, for helping me build my unicorn sticker collection and making sure my school supplies were covered with the mythical, rainbow-colored creatures. I know I was not alone in my girlhood unicorn fantasy. Most young girls indulge in some kind of animal enthusiasm. But some experts think there’s a deeper reason for…

Ami Angelowicz / February 11, 2011

While You Were Away Your Boyfriend Discovered His True Self

Nobody saw it coming, but look, your boyfriend loves being a horse. Now he won’t stop prancing–he’s even started showering with Mane & Tail. You’re probably going to leave him. [YouTube]…

Julie Gerstein / January 6, 2011

Today’s Lady News: A Horse Is Not A Woman, espnW

So ESPN has this new site for women, right? And espnW ran an end-of-year news roundup called “The 10 Biggest Stories In Women’s Sports,” right? And #4 on that list was about a female horse. Yes, a horse. A horse ridden by a male jockey, too. How do we feel about that? And did…

Jessica Wakeman / January 4, 2011

Horse Vs. Ball (Ball Wins)

Cruz the colt loves his exercise ball — even though his exercise ball doesn’t quite love him back. [YouTube]…

Julie Gerstein / November 9, 2010

Finding True Love Is About As Likely As Getting Kicked In The Head By A Horse

While the bell curve is used to organize data for things that have already happened (that chemistry test that most of the class got a “D” on), the Poisson curve, originally developed to measure the likelihood of getting kicked to death by a horse during battle, predicts things that we either fear or hope happens,…

Ami Angelowicz / October 14, 2010

Santa Pony Is Not Amused

A horse is a horse, of course, unless that horse is wearing a really stupid costume. The horses in this collection from “The Horse Tailor” are dressed to the nines — whether they like it or not. [Thrillist]…

Julie Gerstein / September 14, 2010

Einstein The Horse Is Smaller Than Your Cat

With the Kentucky Derby this Saturday, we have horses on the brain, and the cutest one we’ve ever seen came into the world just last week. Einstein the horse was born last Thursday, April 22, weighing just 6 pounds, which means he’s overthrown (underthrown?) the current Guinness record for a newborn horse, 9 pounds. Click…

Catherine Strawn / April 27, 2010

France’s Guerre De Cuisine Focuses On Horse Meat

In a country that adores cheese and foie gras, vegans in France are a joke in the same way that Lindsay Lohan thinks she’s a designer. So you’d think the French wouldn’t give a damn about politically correct food. However, tensions have risen lately in Paris over the use of horse meat in contemporary cuisine.

Leonora Epstein / December 10, 2009

Quick Pic: You Go, Girl!

Rachel Alexandra was the only girl racing in the Preakness Stakes today, but she whipped the boys, becoming the first filly in 85 years (and the fifth in the history of the race) to win. After the race, Calvin Borel, the jockey who rode her, said, “She’s every jock’s dream horse.” Yeah, she is! [Baltimore,…

Catherine Strawn / May 16, 2009

The Daily Squeeze: Breast Clouds, Naughty Sculptures, And Sexy Show Jumpers

The BBC has an article on its website with the headline “Clouds that look like breasts.” The article discusses clouds called “mammatus,” a name derived from the Latin word for breast. [BBC]…

Catherine Strawn / August 21, 2008

Kentucky Derby Horse Is Not A Stud

Former Kentucky Derby winner War Emblem is our kind of guy. Unlike most thoroughbred studs, who mate with any mare that gallops their way, War Emblem is incredibly choosy about who he beds. His owners bought him for $17 shortly after he won the 2002 Derby, and they have been trying to bring out hi…

Catherine Strawn / May 2, 2008

Crave: Moisturize Your Horse Hair

Last night I was watching Blades of Glory and a big joke in the movie was that Will Ferrell’s ice-skating character, who is obsessed with his hair, uses Mane & Tail horse shampoo. It’s actually not funny. Fashion and beauty editors have lauded the powerful conditioning skills of the brand — Lucky has included it…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 28, 2008