Whole Heap of Little Horse Links

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I was away! I came back! Here’s an unusually wacky round up of all things equine.

  • Three deer jump into a horse race in Pennsylvania. (Seattle Times) (Video)
  • This year, everyone wanted to be a horse, whether for graduation or for Hurricane Sandy. One of them even came to my Berlin book launch. (Buzzfeed)
  • Colin Farrell rode a white horse. (Lainey Gossip)
  • A nineteenth-century “chamber horse” – indoor exercise for discommoded horse riders. (Science Museum)
  • Drill team: “like synchronized swimming on horseback.” (SFGate)
  • Shania Twain rides into Caesar’s Palace in Vegas on a horse. (VH1)
  • The Kansas City Chiefs’ football team insist on taking a victory lap with a real horse every time they score. The trouble is, their star quarterback is hippophobic. (Yahoo Sports)
  • A Kiwi is ordered to stay away from Prince Charles on his next visit to New Zealand – because  he wants to throw horse manure at the heir to the throne. (NBC)
  • Why do racehorses have silly names? (CNN)
  • US Interior Secretary threatened to punch a reporter investigating the sale of mustangs to slaughter. (LA Times)
  • A miniature  horse turns demon fundraiser for the Salvation Army (Salon, thanks to Ed Ward)
  • A farmer denied permission to build a field shelter builds a giant chair and table instead (Twitter, thanks to Karen K) (ooops, Snoped!)

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