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Categories : Horses in the News
From The Gothamist:
After getting spooked and throwing its mounted officer yesterday, Aldo the police horse managed to make its way home to the station house at 6th Ave. and Ericcson Pl. Aldo freaked out at the sound of screeching brakes in Soho yesterday afternoon, causing him to throw his rider, who was taken to St. Vincent’s with minor injuries. After getting the cop off his back, Aldo ran free through the streets before ambling about ten blocks home. NYPD spokesman Paul Browne says that Aldo “knows his turf.”
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Monty the police horse retires
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Categories : Horse Videos, Horses in the Movies, Wild/Feral Horses
Has anyone seen this 1953 flick? It’s a 40-minute, b&w film directed by Albert Lamorisse. From IMDB:
In the Camargue, France, ranchers go after wild horses led by a leader, “White Mane,” which escapes capture time after time. A small boy who witnesses the horse’s furious fight for its freedom makes friends with the horse after the trackers supposedly give him up to whomever can capture him. They change their minds when they see the boy has tamed him and take off after the horse again, with the boy on his back. Both boy and horse, fed up with the continual fight for freedom and peace, and the duplicity of men, head out to sea as the men plead with the boy to turn back. (Winner of the Cannes Grand Prize in category in 1953.)
It’s now out on DVD; KiddieMatinee.com has another short review, and more images like the one below.
Lorenzo and his Camargue horses
The Ballad of the Irish Horse
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Categories : Contests
It’s time to show your battered wallet a little love, yes?
- Request a free sample of horse wafers from Majesty’s Animal Nutrition (US only)…
- You can win some useful stuff from Your Horse magazine (UK only)…
- Download and print some cute horsey stationery and note pads…
- Equine Research Inc. offers a free horse book catalogue…
- Yo Barngoddess: Blue Seal is running a “Love Your Horse” senior horse photo contest; all entrants receive a complimentary box of treats (not stated, but probably US only)…
- Win a handmade hoofpick from farrier/blogger extraordinaire John at care4horses…
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Categories : Horse Videos, Whimsy
Is anyone else totally coveting that bathtub?
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Categories : Uncategorized
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