The Pre-Evolution Of My Little Pony

The Huffington Post have a  great slideshow showing the evolution of MLP from the babyish but still equine Cotton Candies of the early 1980s to the bizarre-o “Equestria Girl” of 2013, a new model that’s an even stranger mutant than the hideous “Struts, fashion-forward ponies” that were unveiled and then disappeared a few years ago. […]

Whole Heap of Little Horse Links

Artist Mark Wallinger has made a 3D scan of a racehorse, produced it in marble dust and resin and set it outside the British Council building in London. Wallinger’s work frequently features horses, and he’s even a racehorse owner himself. The piece will tour internationally, and the artist hopes it will revive interest in his […]

Whole Heap of Little Horse Links

The US Equestrian Federation has finally – yes, FINALLY – banned the chains, weighted shoes, pads, collars and rollers used to produce the monstruous “big lick gait. Good news for the beleagered Tennessee Walking Horse. (The Horse) This week was, mercifully, a week in which images of Shetland ponies wearing woolly jumpers flooded the internet. […]

Whole Heap of Little Horse Links

eBay, I don’t believe you. That never happened in my daydreams. Right, on with a long overdue HHLHL! I’ve been busy organising a research trip for book two but the horse world went on turning, and lovely people have been sending me links, so enjoy this extra special post whose diversity reminds me why I’m […]

Whole Heap of Little Horse Links

– the march of the Bronies continues apace – literally. We now have a thriving “military bronies” community, dedicated to adult My Little Pony fans, and a full range of customised guns to accessorise. (Military Times) – a two-year-old cob in West Yorkshire managed to trap himself in an underground pump chamber for five whole […]

If Wishes Were Horses: March of the Pink Hooves

Pink pink pink at Olympia in 2006, although I was too mesmerised to get any good shots of the showjumping. The NYT piece by Peggy Orenstein that I mentioned in the chapter is here, and you can see photos of the horrible, “sexy” Struts pony toys on Princess Sparkle Pony’s blog. Thank you to Dominique […]

Brony Heaven: Skyrim

YouTuber and Brony XtremeScope has posted some modified versions of the game Skyrim, keeping in line with the current My Little Pony fetish. Which would you rather, a giant Sparkle Pony Pops… … or one in which the game’s dragons have been transformed into fire-breathing dragons tht attack a  village?  

Rounding up the Bronies

I’ve kept a weather eye on the “Brony” phenomenon (male geeks who love My Little Pony cartoons) and even done a post about it, although I’m not as excited as the rest of the media who keep bronies constantly in the news and all over the blogosphere. These stories piqued my interest though, so here’s […]

Bros and (My Little) Ponies and Satanism

The “brony” phenomenon continues apace. Here’s a high school graduation speech inspired by the My Little Pony movies. Meanwhile, local TV in the US debates the moral content of the pink ponies: I freely admit to knowing nothing about gaming, but even I’ve picked up the fact that a marquee-name game called Skyrim has just […]