If horses were software…

19 04 2007


Dear Tech Support,

Recently I purchased and installed Horse 1.0. I soon noticed that this program appears to have numerous glitches. For instance, every time my computer boots up, I have to run Feed 5.3 and Water 7.1. Many times I’ve been in the middle of writing an important document, and a window will flash telling me to run Clean Stall 2.0. This program also contained applications I did not wish to install, such as Manure 8.5, however they auto-installed with Horse 1.0. Applications such as Vacation 2.7 and Free Time 10.1 can no longer run, crashing whenever selected. Possibly the worst is that Horse 1.0 has attached itself to programs like Finance Manager and MS Money, with folders added such as “Monthly Shoeing” and “Winter Blanket”. Periodically, I’ll get a reminder telling me to send a check to the manufacturer of Horse 1.0 for the aforementioned items. I have tried to uninstall Horse 1.0 numerous times, but when I try to run the uninstall program, I get warning messages telling me that a deadly virus known as “Withdrawal” will infect my system. Please Help!!!!!

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Quiz: what colour horse would you be?

19 04 2007

Apparently I’m buckskin.



You would be a buckskin horse. Yellow-ish but always with a brown mane. Very rare but very pretty
Take this quiz!

Now remember, kids, that means I’m black + cream + agouti. 😉

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African Horse Sickness spreads in South Africa

19 04 2007

Horse exports from South Africa have been frozen pending the results of tests for African Horse Sickness (AHS), feared to have killed 13 animals in the past month, authorities said. (Yahoo News)

Hang in there, whiskeykitten!

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Yes, that could hold a lot of Greeks

19 04 2007

but who'd want to?!

Found this giant Trojan horse at stromdotcom; anyone know where it actually is?

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Pergolide going off the market?

19 04 2007

Pergolide

The FDA withdrawal of the drug Pergolide was out of concern for the side-effects in humans. What you may not know is that thousands of horses rely on Pergolide to control what is commonly called Equine Cushing’s Disease. If the FDA does not make Pergolide available for veterinary use, many horses could suffer.

Read more at Cassie’s Story.

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World’s most expensive trophy

19 04 2007

This is probably the most valuable horse racing trophy in the world. It’s the original Doncaster Cup won by Vedette in England in 1858.

The 150-year-old piece of silverware is now offered as a perpetual trophy by the Australian Jockey Club for the Group Three Sir Frank Packer Plate (2000m), run at Randwick tomorrow.

“A jeweller valued the trophy at around $250,000,” AJC racing manager Col Tuck said this week.

“He said it was as valuable a trophy as the America’s Cup.”

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Just to forestall the inevitable…

19 04 2007

I believe the dog has been digitally enhanced somewhat. Nice Arab horse though. 🙂

ye gads

little better

SNOPES

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I dare you to wear this to the pub some night

19 04 2007

Go ahead! Ask!

Link

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Averting that 19th nervous breakdown?

19 04 2007

Denim horse, originally uploaded by technokitten.

From CNN:

Preparations to sedate as many as 300 horses stabled at Belgrade’s racecourse to keep them calm during a Rolling Stones concert have enraged Serb animal lovers who are lobbying to have the gig moved to another venue.

The concert is expected to draw more than 100,000 people to the Hippodrome, Belgrade’s largest fenced space. The horses will be only a few meters from the stage. Link

Apparently officials think that moving the horses would be even more stressful for them. Did anyone at least think to stock up on cotton for their ears?

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