Talking on Behalf of Horses

I’ve been thinking lately about horses and ventriloquy. I want to write something about the talking horses of literature, from Houyhnhnms to Dick, the Little Poney, Tolstoy’s Kholstomer and Black Beauty. Why do so many authors want to give a voice to horses? What do we use them to say about horses, humans and the […]

Pony Looks

I was mulling a post on MLP after seeing this video of the Christmas 2010 ponies which seem to be split between (1) a skinny pony with a round, human-skull for a head, reminiscent of a Hollywood starlet in “lollipop” mode, and (2) humanoid creatures which play tennis on their hind legs. Hasbro’s last crack […]