Nobody understands Emo Pony

Emo Pony is destined to travel through the misty and cold fog of existence alone and cold.

Emo Pony is going to put on his tight, itchy wool sweater and contemplate the failure of humanity.

Emo Pony isn’t afraid to express himself with a forelock that covers 3/4 of his face at an angle.

Life is hard for Emo Pony.

Waiting for the spring is by [sigh] Sverrir Thor submitted by [sigh] Bobbeh.



  1. What a beautiful photo. I love horses.

  2. beautiful Icelandic horse, the best in the world — and Iceland is beautiful too

  3. Mary (the first) says:

    Where’s his sweateuw??

  4. There is no finer or more beautiful animal on this earth than the Icelandic horse. I’m a big USA city dweller but I get to Iceland as often as i can to get up close and personal with these horses ; once met, forever loved. Thanks Sverrir

  5. Alice007 says:


  6. Any relation to Eeyore?

  7. Digitoonie says:


  8. The photographer’s last name is THOR???


  9. sunnylessmum says:

    Thank you Meg; that just made me laugh so hard I sprayed a mouthful of apple on my Apple keyboard! Seriously, what an incredibly beautiful photo!

  10. sunnylessmum says:

    I love horses so much too! Last Fri. I met a huge black horse and within 10 seconds he gently nuzzled my neck. First time I’ve ever been gently nuzzled by a horse, I melted in to a puddle of joy. 🙂

  11. Birdcage says:

    Just yesterday I might a horse that belongs to a relative and commented that it was an Emo Pony because of the way the black forelock fell across his face …. and the comment was met with blinking incomprehension. *sigh* I wish everyone was a Cute Overloader.

  12. Birdcage says:

    Might = Met. *sigh*

  13. tracylee says:

    eh-hem, sorry guys my throat is scratchy.
    I’m a little horse.

  14. Mary (some other Mary) says:

    The photos on the photostream are amazing–what a gorgeous collection of horses and birds. Get a load of this fuzzy horsie:

  15. One Eyed Daruma says:

    Dalabóndinn í óþurrknum
    Hví svo þrúðgu þú
    um sveitir ekur?
    Þér man eg offra
    til árbóta
    kú og konu
    og kristindómi.

  16. Wow, what a gorgeous photo!

  17. Life is a deep dark pit, pony.

  18. Meg, he looks a bit thirsty. Are ya sure he’s not standing there, waiting for Captain John Jamison and his barrel of whiskey to emerge from the surf?

  19. (The Original) Mel says:

    I wonder if Emo Pony would have gotten along with New Wave Pony and that naughty Punk Pony would have been a bad influence on them. Also, where’s his scarf?

  20. 😯

  21. HAW!

  22. victoreia says:


  23. Hesturinn! \o/

  24. 260Oakley says:

    Revolutionary pony, Trotsky, stands on the shore, envisioning the rise of the foaletariat.

  25. Emo Pony’s got nothing on Honey Badger.

  26. I spent one of the happiest afternoons of my life riding an Icelandic horse. Thank you, Saelli!

  27. o no he/ she/ it DI-unt!!! says:

    only b/cuz you probably didn’t ever know the yumminess previously, of being nuzzled by a horsie.


  28. o no he/ she/ it DI-unt!!! says:

    Prolly in the ocean!! 🙂

  29. o no he/ she/ it DI-unt!!! says:

    That makes tons of sense!!

  30. o no he/ she/ it DI-unt!!! says:

    wow somebody here stumped Mme Umlauten????

    I’m sure it’s a lovely poem. I think. Never did study any languages from those areas; closest I got was the basic German grammar.

  31. o no he/ she/ it DI-unt!!! says:

    *MEG — I for one, never knew that you had deep depths of existentialism in your soul!! I thought that only Theo and NTM had dark and stormy clouds in their cerebelli or cerebellums or grey matter!!!!*

  32. Lillith says:

    Yes I have fond memories of riding an Icelandic horse over the lava fields in winter no less. Then it was off to the Blue Lagoon for some outdoor nighttime hotspring swimingks. I loved Iceland and can’t wait to go back.

  33. ElishaB says:

    Totally my thoughts at work today, dude…….but now I feel better after cruzin’ CO!

  34. Fleurdamour says:

    This makes me want to compose an epic saga, about ponies.

  35. Queen of Dork says:

    He really does look very, very deep and contemplative. Poor, misunderstood Emo Pony.

  36. Cambridge Rat Mom says:

    Stop! Stop it NOW! You are hurting my head.

  37. Cambridge Rat Mom says:

    Wait a minute. He lives at the beach.

  38. and his skinny jeans!!

  39. OMG Snicker!

  40. ashagato says:

    total ref to my ABSOLUTE-FAVORITE-CO-POST-OF-ALL-TIME, emo bun!!!!
    (ok, it’s really hard to pick a favorite, but….)
    thanks, meg!

  41. ashagato says:

    theresa that made me LOL!

  42. Acording to Google Translator
    Icelandic to English translation
    Dales farmer in óþurrknum
    Why are you so þrúðgu
    fog hlassi
    wet witch
    the forces driving?
    You remember I offra
    to Arbor
    cow and a woman
    and Christianity.


  43. Bows Down in AWE!

  44. chanpon says:

    Oh forlorn pony! Someone bring him a bouquet of flowers.

  45. o no he/ she/ it DI-unt!!! says:

    ooooo “forlorn” !!!11!!!
    *Cool Vocab. Cherce du Jour* Award!!!111!!!

  46. (The Original) Mel says:

    Honey Badger just takes what he wants!

  47. Too cool. Lucky gal!

  48. Too true! Deeeeep thoughts.

    Would love to know what about. Precious pones.

  49. Honey Badger don’t give a f**k!

  50. Luscious mane-hance, luscious mane-hance!

    No seriously – that’s a mah-velous looking mane. And remember Emo-Pony – it’s better to look good than to feel good.

  51. ROTFL! Best retort, hands down.

    Must’ve been a great sweater too. 😦

  52. refrigerator palm
    my ironing board screams

  53. Hope springs eternal!

  54. {le sigh}

  55. LOL!

  56. Ghengis Mom says:

    Woah. That’s deep.

  57. I think so, too! Spent a month there (July).

  58. Made from the wool of Icelandic sheep, no doubt!

  59. I went to Blue Lagoon before it ever became a spa. It was just in the middle of nowhere…no people. First place I ever skinny-dipped! Can you say 1984? 🙂

  60. tracylee says:


  61. o no he/ she/ it DI-unt!!! says:

    Billy Crystal as Fernando Lamas, on SNL!!!!

  62. Emo Bun should get together with this one

  63. Horse noses are among the softest things on ERFF.

  64. I LOVE EET! *bongo snapsnapsnap*

  65. CereBelly. :mrgreen:

  66. I stand at the edge
    The frozen water is cold
    I am alone
    the wind sweeps my sides
    in desolation
    I am

    signed Icelandic emo pony

  67. Like Emo Bunny, Emo Pony perpetually mourns his lack of an opposable thumb, which prevents him from cutting himself. Poor, misunderstood Emo Pony!

  68. Natalie says:

    He’s not emo, he’s just pining for the fjords

  69. julzski77 says:

    I bow down to EMO pony.

  70. starling says:

    Yeah, bogus, man.

  71. Kallisto says:

    Goddess of drizzle,
    driving your big
    cartloads of mist
    across my fields!
    Send me some sun
    and I’ll sacrifice
    my cow — my wife —
    my Christianity!

  72. Thank you I have been trying to figure out what the intent was for the real message Google translate really mucked it up LOL.

  73. Kallisto says:

    *clap clap* well done!

  74. The cow, the wife, and Christianity are all crossing their arms and “ORELY?ing” in unison right about now…

    But they don’t understand. No one understands. Emo Pony.

  75. ashagato says:

    shhh, member last time, beth. best not to use the c-word ’round here…

  76. Just what I was thinking. Lol!

    Wonder if they were sad too? Awww.

  77. Yup, you got it! 🙂

    And Emo-Pony looks good, but he still needs a hug.

  78. Maybe Emo-Pony isn’t sad…Maybe he just has writer’s block. His last CD was ice hot and now he’s feeling the pressure to be even better. Huge-er! Heck, maybe he’ll even crack the American charts this time. A pony can wish…dream.

  79. woodles says:


  80. Noelegy says:

    I’ll take a pony over your average emo any day!

  81. Noelegy says:

    I love that commercial. Just because they use music that’s also found on the soundtrack to “Master and Commander.”

  82. Noelegy says:


  83. Noelegy says:

    Me too. The photo is just gorgeous. And there’s ponies.

  84. o no he/ she/ it DI-unt!!! says:

    *delighted snerk*

  85. o no he/ she/ it DI-unt!!! says:

    **some Leonard Cohen minimalism/ music would do well with this*

  86. baby birdie says:

    Watch your mouf!

  87. Clearly Emo Pony just needs someone to love and understand her.

  88. ashagato says:

    and someone to feed me tea and oranges that come all the way from china…

  89. Emo Pony looks like the moorland ponies we have here in Cornwall. Lovely shot!

  90. Hope this Trotsky doesn’t get to Mexico then.
    Stay in Neighico.

  91. o no he/ she/ it DI-unt!!! says:

    Where do I sign up, Emo Pony???

  92. He should meet emo bun. I’ve got emo bun as my gmail photo.

  93. In the 1800’s, many small ponies were used for pulling carts of ores & coal in cramped mine spaces(dark pits) and died. The last mine pony died less than 100 years ago, but I can’t remember his name or he exact date(I think his name was Old Charlie or something like that. He was a Shetland.)

  94. Michelle says:

    What none of you simple hoo-mans understand is that Emo Pony dosen’t just FEEL sad – Emo Pony IS the horse-sonification of sad.

    But only the cool kinda sad; you know, all bohemian and aloof, like a stick-bug model contemplating a giant cheese danish = lotsa contempt there, but with some longing. Yeah, thats it!

    Don’t pity Emo Pony; Emo Pony pities YOU ’cause you just don’t get it (huffy flip of 3/4 face forlock).

  95. Yes, clearly! End of the line begins here…

  96. I understand you, Emo Pony!! Let’s go hang out with Eeyore.

  97. jbbyerly says:

    Emo Bun might accuse Emo Pony of being a poser, but I thought this post was hilarious.


  99. nicewitch says:

    Actually, I liked the first ….. um ….. ‘translation’ better. But that’s just me.

  100. If you call a Viking horse a pony among Icelanders, be prepared for disapproval. That there is literally a Viking horse. Viking horses rock.