Whole Heap of Little Horse Links

An escaped German circus pony attempts to board a tram. A riding corset from the 1870s – you see how Skittles managed that waist. A new anti-slaughter feature film called Saving America’s Horses is underway in the USA, while a new government report looking at the negative impact of the effective ban on horse slaughter …

Whole Heap of Little Horse Links

Thank you to Susan for sending me a link to this piece on horse prints in fashion at Style Bubble. Roo shared this, er, fascinating set of what you might call outsider art portraits of horses smoking cigarettes, for sale now on Craigslist New Orleans. Click now before they’re sold. Ed Ward let me know …

What Behoofs You

I hope this is a hoax. The Mail is reporting that Betfair have commissioned some “limited edition” boots in the shape of horses’ hoofs to mark the 100th anniversary of the Cheltenham Festival. Click here for hideosity. UPDATE: a commenter on the Guardian points out that they look like a bad rip-off of these artworks.

Clothes Horses

I once had a chat with a US journalist who was working on a theory that animals cycled in and out of fashion in t-shirt designs. Birds were big at the time, but he said there was an increasing focus on owls in particular. When it’s not birds, it’s horses (never pigs or cows, but …

Dream Colours

I can’t be the only one who had her own stable of imaginary racehorses as a child, and her own set of racing colours. The British Racing website – hurrah! – allows you to play at designing your own personal jockey silks and check if the shade and pattern combination is still available, just in …

Oddments

Sealskin will no longer be used for sporran manufacture. It’ll be ponyskin instead. Anthropologie has a very pretty catalogue full of very pretty clothes and a whole heap of pretty horses. A South African pony called Bertie kicked a pit bull in the head after it attacked his nads. Champion racemare Sariska has been retired …

Upstairs, Downstairs

“I once caught an abigail in an English house pirouetting before the cheval-glass, dressed in my riding-breeches, and grinning delightedly with a hand on either side of her waist. By way of punishment, I made her divest herself of the trifles in my presence, and by doing so found that she had augmented the evil …