Whole Heap of Little Horse Links

Spotted by Helen Maguire at the UCCA contemporary art gallery in Beijing

Whole Heap of Little Horse Links

Ponies: the fatter they are, the naughtier they be. Thelwell proved correct by science.

Cheap gelding clinics are becoming a reality in the US. Here’s one in California.

Jane Smiley on National Velvet.

A fell pony riding holiday in Lancashire.

A swimming race for horses that commemorates a Venezuelan battle of 1819.

A wild stallion in Arizona rescues a filly who’s being swept away in a flood-swollen river.

Can’t Ride? There’s a Strap for That

The blogger Shame in the Horse Show Ring doesn’t post often, but when she does, there’s a heck of a punch. I would say that these images of twisted snaffles, draw reins,  cranked martingales and curbs (often in mindboggling combination) at the  Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show are jawdropping, but those poor horses don’t have a chance to drop their jaws. Jaw breaking, more like.

This is the kind of shit that makes people want to sit in the stands with a deer rifle and pick idiots off.