Urban Cowboys in Queens

The Federation of Black Cowboys operates out of a stable in Howard Beach, Queens, New York, and you can read a 2006 New York Times feature about them here. At the end of last year I spent some time dipping in and out of the on-line debate about the carriage horses that operate in Manhattan, […]

Beauty and the Beast

Quick hit: an earlier news story about “rodeo queens” in New Mexico completing their routines on hobby horses raised a question for European horsefolk – what the hell is a rodeo queen anyway? And why are those little girls wearing eyeliner but not, you know, hard hats?* Jezebel.com has republished a piece on the phenomenon […]

Round Up

Rodeo mules in San Antonio swan dive into water tanks to entertain the paying public. “What’s wrong with a mule diving into a cold pool on a hot day?” asks their trainer. Where to start? A starved, dying horse is dumped in an LA street. Police question locals to find the owners. NFL player Jared […]