Friday, July 3, 2009

Horsey Headlines for July 3, 2009

These were supposed to be posted on Wednesday, but I spent the day at the barn, wore myself out, fell asleep early, and just in general forgot to post them.

The first is complements of a friend of Michael's (thanks Sam!). USA Today chose a gorgeous photograph of horses for the winner of their Picture America contest. It's a beautiful photo, of course, but it doesn't surprise me in the least that the judges thought a photograph of horses running wild in front of beautiful scenery was the most representative of America.

Which makes me wonder why, if wild horses are considered such a symbol of America, we are considering euthanizing them as opposed to using other, more humane methods of controlling their population.

Here's another thing I can't help but wonder about. In Longmont, Colorado, a 12-year-old boy was killed bull riding after he fell off and was trampled. Now, the woman can talk about letting her kids do what they enjoy until she's blue in the face, but how much do you think a 12-year-old enjoyed dying like that? Sheesh.

This is just a fun humorous article about horses, but I love the opening line. It also has a list of "explanations" about what various terms mean in horse classified ads. Definitely worth a peek — most anyone who has ever spent time browsing horse ads will be able to appreciate the humor.

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