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OK, you. Stop horsing around!

The driver of a horse and buggy led Cattaraugus County (New York) sheriff’s deputies on a three-mile pursuit through fields and woods early Monday morning, eventually abandoning the buggy and escaping on foot.

via The Buffalo News.

They caught him later.

June 2, 2009 Posted by | animals | , | Comments Off on OK, you. Stop horsing around!

Probably thought Black Beauty was playing

An escaped horse burst into a cinema and walked around the foyer. The horse was one of three which escaped from a farm and ran through the automatic doors at the Cineworld complex in Boldon, South Tyneside…

The horse walked down a corridor before turning round and fleeing through the exit as filmgoers looked on.

via Telegraph.

January 5, 2009 Posted by | animals | | Comments Off on Probably thought Black Beauty was playing

Note to city folk: This is one BIG horse

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There is a Shire horse in England by the name of Duke that stands six feet seven inches at the shoulder, which is a world record for his breed,  and since he is just five years old, he’s still got about two years to grow.

More at  Horse Refuge.

December 27, 2008 Posted by | animals | | Comments Off on Note to city folk: This is one BIG horse

Looking for honey, Grace?

A silly filly had to be rescued in the US after getting her head stuck in a hole in a tree.

Neighbour Jason Harschbarger heard her dismayed whinnying across the fields in Pullman, West Virginia, and came to her rescue.

Gracie was left with a dislocated jaw and a few cuts and scrapes from her ordeal, reports the Daily Mail.

Ananova – Silly filly has a mare

October 21, 2008 Posted by | animals, Strange | , | Comments Off on Looking for honey, Grace?

“You can lead a horse to water beer…”

More at Pub bans carthorse

A Tyneside pub has banned one of its regulars – a 12-year-old carthorse. Peggy [the horse] first wandered inside the Alexandra Hotel in Jarrow when owner Pete Dolan, 62, forgot to tether her properly while he popped in for a pint.

She quickly found she loved supping John Smith’s bitter and chomping down beef crisps with the other drinkers, reports the Daily Mirror.

But now the pub has had a makeover and landlady Jackie Gray, 46, has decided hoofprints are no longer welcome on the new carpets.

September 30, 2008 Posted by | animals, Strange | , | Comments Off on “You can lead a horse to water beer…”

Hard to tell which is the horse’s rear here

More at The Local

Bavarian police on Monday said a man who tried to take his horse with him into a public toilet over the weekend caused over €1,000 in damages after the animal balked.

According to witnesses, the man apparently didn’t want to leave his horse outside the facility in the city of Kaufbeuren on Saturday night. But the animal – a white Paint with brown spots – decided his rider could take care of his business alone and demolished the lavatory’s entryway.

“The guy wanted to go in with his horse, but the horse had other ideas,” Kaufbeuren police officer Oliver Klinke told The Local on Monday.

August 4, 2008 Posted by | animals, Strange | , | Comments Off on Hard to tell which is the horse’s rear here