I recently got on the topic of cheesy pick-up lines with a friend, and it came to my attention that there could be an untapped wealth of ridiculously punny pick-up lines for equestrians, just waiting to be compiled for EN readers’ pleasure (or disgust, take your pick). Do you have any horse-themed pick-up lines that you would (or wouldn’t) love to use? Email them to me at [email protected], and I will put them in an upcoming post!
News and Notes:
Congratulations to Leigh Higby, the winner of our Professional’s Choice giveaway for the 12 Days of Christmas! Leigh, please email [email protected] to claim your prize! [12 Days of Christmas: Professional’s Choice]
Help Elisa Wallace “Go for the Hwin”: Many readers are familiar with Elisa Wallace’s mustang prodigy, Hwin, who Elisa is training for the 2015 Mustang Magic Makeover. Elisa recently started a GoFundMe campaign to raise funds to help cover the costs of Hwin’s care during training, as well as hopefully winning Hwin at the auction following the contest. Click the link to support Elisa and Hwin! [GoFundMe]
So, horse jockstraps are a thing: Read about Molly Sorge from The Chronicle of the Horse’s recent discovery of equine, uh, protective gear while watching the Gucci Paris Masters Show. The more you know! [The Chronicle of the Horse]
What do wild horses eat? Researchers at the University of Wyoming have found data that helps us better understand the dietary needs and choices of wild horses in comparison to other North American grazers such as cattle and elk. This research will help scientists and policymakers create better herd management techniques in the future. [Enid News]
Should Boehner be flattered to have a horse named after him? Weeper of the House, a Thoroughbred racehorse, was named after the Speaker of the House John Boehner. Weeper’s owner, Don Wright, said he named the horse to “have some fun and show some support” for Boehner, who is remembered for tearing up after being elected. Apparently, his equine namesake has been raising emotions in his own right; according to Wright, “One Republican was screaming so loud in support of the local Thoroughbred that security had to quiet him down.” [Daily Advocate]
Super Shammy becomes internet star: A dwarf miniature horse standing at just 20 inches tall and weighing 50 pounds has become famous on Facebook for his cute face and playful personality. His owner, Michele Puryear, has also written a book about Shammy to share his story with others. It’s tough not to fall for this charming little horse! [Horsetalk]
Video of the Day: Meet Shammy, the adorable dwarf miniature horse.