It had to be a White Horse…

I’m always collecting material on white horses for a book that may never happen, so here’s another. A trailer for Snow White and the Huntsman, a forthcoming all-glossy, all-action fairy tale starring Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron. I don’t know about you, but I’m always delighted when I find a spare horse lying around on […]

Dashed Dreams of White Horses?

Sad news. The 50m high statue of a grey horse by artist Mark Wallinger that was to be built at Ebbsfleet in Kent may not go ahead as it’s costs have risen prohibitively and donations have dried up. The Times reports: The mood was different when the Ebbsfleet Landmark Project (ELP) was launched in 2008, […]

You Shall Go to the Ball. Even If You’re a Horse

The Viennese Opera Ball at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York features a surrey drawn by two greys circling the dance floor with two ballet dancers on board. There’s a nice little New York Times blog piece here – with photos – about the logistics of getting two 17hh standardbreds into an elevator, through a hotel […]

Faithful Fahrrad

Short-listed for the Seoul Cycle Design Competition 2010. Creator Eungi Kim says, “I wanted to give a special look to bicycles so that people would care about cycling, not only as transportation, but also as a lovely pet.” via Iamkoream, and My Modern Met.

On This Day in History

From, The Travels of Marco Polo, translated by Henry Yule and Henri Cordier, concerning Genghis Khan: The Lord abides at this Park of his [near Shang-tu in what is now Inner Mongolia], dwelling sometimes in the Marble Palace and sometimes in the Cane Palace for three months of the year, to wit, June, July, and […]

Grey Vision

Today at Newmarket there will be a special race for grey thoroughbreds only, the Racing Welfare Grey Horse Handicap.More from Horse  Talk: “The contest, first run in 2003, is restricted to horses registered as grey aged three and above. A field of 16 has been declared for this season’s renewal and includes the first three […]

Strange Girls and Fairytale Horses

Please click through to see these wonderfully sinister horse-headed girls and a horse called White Wings with a trailing, Rapunzel mane and tail, which led me on to this page of long-haired Oregon horses of the nineteenth century: “In the early history of Oregon traditions of a herd of magnificent wild horses that roamed at […]