I went to Amsterdam last weekend to see friends I hadn’t seen for far too long, and ended up doing a little unscheduled horsey tourism. I hadn’t planned it, honest! I had no idea that Amsterdam had a nineteenth century riding manège right by its main park, nor that the building was still home to […]
I’ve caught a few photos of horsey toys at local flea markets, and for a second I thought the one that appears in this Spiegel gallery was one I’d spotted before, but maybe not. Thomas Henk Henkel photographed aficionados of the Mauerpark flea market and their booty, and here’s a beautiful old hoss and its […]
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. […]
From a great NYT feature on geniuses as children: After the English lawyer Daines Barrington examined the 8-year-old Mozart in 1764, he wrote: “He had a thorough knowledge of the fundamental principles of composition. He was also a great master of modulation, and his transitions from one key to another were excessively natural and judicious.” Yet, […]
– 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 […]
You are still the only city in the world where someone would quit their social work job to spend a year building animatronic ponies to ride to the coffee shop. Story here, inventor’s website here.
Found horses (and unicorns and donkeys) in the Mauerpark fleamarket today.
My parents took a road trip to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and spotted Marcia Farquhar’s “The Horse is a Noble Animal”.
This post relates to a chapter of the book If Wishes Were Horses: A Memoir of an Equine Obsession. If you have any questions to ask about the content, please fire away in the comments. The main online index for the book is here.