From Centaur or The Turn Out a practical treatise on the (humane) management of horses, either in harness, saddle, or stable; with hints respecting the harness-room, coach-house, &c. (1878) by Edward W. Gough, via Wikimedia Commons.
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Supporting the Hunt
HUNTING–Gentlemen suffering from weakness and strain in the thigh, &c, should wear COL LOWTHER’S HUNTING BAND, the only article that keeps its position during the most violent exertion. Descriptive circulars of many articles suited for persons who follows field sports and require support, post free. SPARKS and SON, Patent Truss and Surgical Bandage Maker,28 Conduit-street, …
French Horse Laughs
It’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe day, and, as Fran Jurga at The Jurga Report points out, that means it’s time for France to produce beautiful and/or hilarious horse-themed adverts. She’s collected a herd of them here – I highly recommend ALL of ’em!
Original poster art by David Klein for TWA in the 1950s. I found it at Flavorwire (where you can find more examples of his work), but it’s part of the Museum of Modern Art in New York’s permanent collection. Thank you to Anne Billson for the link.
Pimlico Blows a Horn
If Pegasus sprang forth from the Hippocrene fountain on Mount Helicon, then I’d guess that “Kegasus” flopped out of a spray of flat Budweiser in a place I’d rather never visit. Yes, Kegasus. Kegasus the Centaur (let’s not get too deep into Greek myths and what centaurs did to women and the fact that they …
Fan art? Spoof? A My Little Pony fan cut together this video of the trailer for a new computer game called Skyrim with clips from MLP cartoons and created ‘The Elder Scrolls 6: Equestria’. More here from Andy Chalk on The Escapist, who actually knows what he’s talking about (unlike me). It’s almost as good …
The Designated Rider
Thank you to Anne Billson for this treat.
Smoking is Mad for You
This magnificent Japanese cigarette ad comes courtesy of the excellent Copyranter, and was brought to my attention by Anne Billson.
Thanks to Anne Billson for passing this on.