There, There.

It’s okay, friend. I know it’s hard being a teenager. Everything is the end of the world and you have very little control of your limbs and emotions.

Love my neck and cry it out. Then we’ll go get you some longer shorts.

Why the long face, Plasker6?



  1. Awwe. I want a horsey hug.

  2. Awww sweet! 🙂

  3. Horsey, you are such a good friend. *hugs the horsey, hands the precious teenager some actual pants*

  4. GortandKlaatu says:

    God, I need a hug, just like that.

  5. Me too. So sweet!

  6. MinglesMommy says:

    So awesome!

  7. Wait, horsies hug?! I got gypped at that ranch.

  8. SlaveToCat says:

    Those are horse bearing hips if I ever saw a pair.
    P.S. does your mom know you are wearing your boyfriends fruit of the loom briefs?

  9. I usually read the text first and see the pic after. And when I saw that pic, I made a very strange surprised choking noise.
    Them forever besties are so adorable! *-*

  10. Sigh. Young love. ❤

  11. So do other horsies call him the “teenager whisperer”?

  12. OMG, this is my favorite caption ever. I cracked up!

  13. Molly Cooke says:

    “Teenage whisperer” is too good.

  14. wow did not know about this, if horsie really is knowingly hugging back, thats extraordinary and one more sign of alien life. wait, what?

  15. BWAH ha ha–love it!

  16. I’ve had those hugs. Yes, horsie is really hugging her back.

  17. Awww. Horses are amazing animals.

  18. Fird Birfle says:


    *Leslie’s entire body explodes into flying endorphins, rainbows, sparkles and confetti*

  19. fleurdamour says:

    Shorts and snorts

  20. fleurdamour says:

    The horse appears to be smiling.

  21. AHHHHHAHAHAHA, the commentary is the best!

  22. Hahaha that was the best cuteoverload caption by far

  23. The girl’s shorts may be just covering her butt cheeks, but that horse is so freakin’ cute.

  24. The funniest thing is that this is from CRAZY PANTS.

  25. ha! First read that as “flying dolphins.” [singsong voice] Time for beh-ed!

  26. LOL Ace! Oh, and adorable horsie!

  27. Love the hug, and if my lower extremities looked like hers, I’d be shopping for shorts just like that, in purple.

  28. that’s not cute. that’s beautiful.

  29. Yup. Me too.

  30. UnREAL. I’ve been around horses and stables and have seen close relationships. But never this. That is a deep, profound love right there. *sneef*

  31. [clutches pearls]: From an addiction to ‘So You Think You Can Prance’, I believe the human is wearing perfectly respectable dance shorts.

  32. bookmonstercats says:

    What???? I normally keep horsies at a respectable distance, although I love it when I give one an apple and they slobber all over you.

    Wants a horsie hug!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  33. No DOUBT on those shorts…I’ve got undies that cover more!!! 🙂

  34. What a touching photo. Although, I admit that the short shorts were distracting cuz… Why can’t MY legs be so smooth and cellulite freeee?!! *sniffle, pout*

    Guilty confession: If my legs looked that good, I’d probably wear even shorter shorts than that, lol. 😀

  35. OMG! LUV! Been considering putting my under confident little girl into horse back riding after her positive experience at horse camp this summer. This clinches it. Horsie hugs have got to be the end all of confidence building.

  36. I’m with the last few posters. A gal with such a nice derierre and thighs should be encouragted to wear short shorts.

  37. I am absolutely wiped out by the qte! I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a more touching photo… well, that mama orang holding her bebbeh’s hand a day or two ago was pretty touching too. And the guy who takes his arthritic dog to float in Lake Superior to ease his weary body – that one still makes me tear up to think of it. But yeah, this horsie hug is something to I’ll remember for a long time. ♥♥♥

  38. This is just too adorable! That’s almost as cute as Fluttershy.<3

  39. A touching scene with Sarah Jessica Parker …

    /dives for cover

  40. 😀 😀

  41. Reminds me of this T-shirt:
    (Sorry, I don’t know how to do hot links, or even if we’re allowed to do so.)

    As for the shorts, I’m with the majority here. If I looked that way in them, I would own those shorts in every color, and I would probably be tempted to wear them to work (at my office job). My only problem with them is that this young lady appears to be, what, 12yo? Maybe not even technically a teen yet?

  42. Me three! So adorable!

  43. Horses give the best hugs..
    And,yeah,if my legs still looked like that,shorts in every color..

  44. horses are the best boyfriends for young girls

  45. Bookmonster.. How do you keep them at a respectable distance. I always want to scratch and pet them LOL!

  46. Dear Michelle C.,
    Yes, let your daughter ride . It’s a wonderful experience to realize that the horse is 8 or 9 times a human’s size, yet willingly allows the human on its back. It teaches cooperation and coordination, and you must stop worrying about everything else in your life while you are riding–which is a great thing for a teen girl trying to survive high school.
    And, by the way, those great legs in the photo are a result of riding. My college boyfriend *really, really* liked my muscular legs and tush, and some of his frat brothers said so as well–but those other boys were only allowed to admire from a distance!
    Pearl-clutching time! Get out the fans!

  47. You absolutely must! Horses are the best thing for teenage girls that love them. Better and cheaper than therapy!

  48. Yes, best ever (Sheldon uses it the best). Amazing photo!!

  49. fish in a barrel, dear.

  50. What’s wrong with endorphins?

  51. Speaking of shorts: *old codgerlike venting about nothing* I always used to love summer, and wait for it all year. Summer was always the best part of the year. But recently, summers have been unbearably hot and muggy. It used to be that you’d have a heat wave, OK, and then you’d get back to reasonable (yeah, warm) summer temps. But this summer has been ONE LONG HEAT WAVE. I am revising my position on summer.

    BUT: Summer is still better than winter because I can wear shorts and flip flops. I wear little shorts with geckos on them. I love getting out my gecko shorts. So there.

  52. skippymom says:

    My horse never hugged me. Then again, a couple of times he tried to kill me.

  53. Oooh, what a well-trained pony.

  54. Okay, I don’t normally do this, but have to say this pic is NOT cute. I love horsies as much as the next girl, but people need to understand that their body language is very different from our own. The horse is not ‘hugging’ her, he is expressing aggression & dominance.. A horse should never be allowed to get into your space like this, especially his feet. This pic is showing someone who is about 30 seconds from being sent to the hospital. What happens when he tries his cute new trick when she’s not expecting it? What happens when he pulls his leg back and she is pulled down under his feet? Or does this to a little kid? Very bad horsemanship to ever teach a horse any behavior like this or to encourage it when they come up with it on their own. DO love your horses and treat them with respect, DON’T teach them things that will get you hurt or killed and lead to them being punished for it.

  55. Interesting. I’m not a horse person, but now that you mention it, those don’t look like happy horsey ears.

    Like the shorts, though. Too bad she could be my granddaughter….

  56. Fird Birfle says:


  57. Fird Birfle says:

    so true.

  58. Not a thing. Endorphins=good. Just poking fun at myself for being too tired to see straight! 🙂

  59. Oh my goodness, it’s the next big thing!

  60. I used to breed and raise horses. His ears are not flattened against his head, he is not mad. He is listeniing to her and I would imagine that this is a trick that the horse has been taught. And now I have had to take all the magic out of it. :p My daughter used to dress her horse up in clothes (that horse hated everyone except her, she loved my daughter and would let her do anything to her). And my first horse when I was a teenager let me hug her neck and cry my eyes out (though I didn’t get the leg thing).

  61. luvstehQte says:

    they have clothes that fit horses????
    *imagines the pet halloween costume aisle including horse sizes…*

  62. “Longer shorts,” snerk.
    This horse hug reminds me of hugs my neighbor’s collie gave many moons ago. Her name was Liberty. She would stand on her hind legs and she would hook a front leg around my leg and wrap her long nose behind my head for a hug. And she only did this when I was sad…God bless dogs and horses.

  63. Me four five six!!

  64. /me hugs you both!

  65. Or go naked when too hot and have privacy. 😉