Today’s Culture Break: Moneigh™

Herc_200_2Meet Hercules:  Ancient hero… blood donor… draft horse… impressionist?

Hercules lives right down the road from me, more or less, at the U of M‘s College of Veterinary Medicine.  About a month ago, Herc helped raise funds for the U’s new Equine Center in unique fashion — by creating hoofprint paintings as gifts to the (human) donors (of money).

The imposing palomino isn’t limited to prints, though–he’s been receiving instruction on his brush technique.  This is a university, after all.

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Here’s what I’d like to see, though: For your next fundraiser, tack a plain canvas dropcloth to the wall, line up a couple of paintbuckets in front of it on a sawhors… um, some kind of support… then have Hercules give ’em each a nice solid kick.  Et voila: Jackson Paddock.

This way, Dude

Caption option #1: It’s nice to see Delta Airlines updatng their flight attendants 
Caption option #2:
OMGGUIDEPON1ES!!1!!!


Guide horse, originally uploaded by DanDee Shots.

Nice find, Sender-Inner Michelle S. ;)

OK, OK, the People demand it! Xtreme close up:

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The Backyard Club

Pup in front: To join the Backyard Club, you must first go through our test.
Horse: [Shivers]
Kitteh: [yawns]
Pup in front: You must jump on this trampoline fifteen times exactly, jump off, go to the kitchen and get us Cokes. Then we will decide if you can join us.

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According to sender-inner Kate S., The Backyard Club is from left to right: Skeeter (OMG PONIES!1!!), Hannah, Jackie, Abby (she has edible ears!) and in the back pretending not to be interested, Stanley.

Planet Unicorn Heeeeeyyy

You must watch this. This is the ‘Overload’ in Cute overload, People. heeeeyyy

Oh, I’m givin’ it up for Feathers, Cadillac and Tom Cruise. Sender-inner Patrique, I owe you 5lbs of ambrosia salad for this.

Let’s check in on the farm…

Let’s check in on the Pacific Pintos Horse Farm… wot’s happenin’? Wayle, I’ll be, another batch of tinys ho’s born. Let’s meet ’em:

Oh… heylerhe…

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[scanning meadow] Hiiiiiiiii…

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Oh! exsquuse moi. [Bebeh horse swishes by]

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Nice work birthin’ those mini ho-hos, JoAnne!

Step aside, Travolta

Um. This is beyond weird, People, it’s like disco dressage—with ridiculous commentary. [shaking head] After Christopher Guest does a Hedgehog party, he should tackle this…

Extraordinary vid, Melissa M.

Miniscule ponitude

Um, these ho-hos are MINNIE.

As in, Teene to the Tine, Baby.

Just what the heck is going on here? Major stubbditude, that’s WHAT!

Ponitude

Tyo D., neeeeeeeeeeeeigh!

Downward Dog

Dude, crank the Yanni, because I need to do my yoga and relax.

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"William" the thoroughbred is feelin’ good mentally and spiritually right, Leslie M.? ;)

OK, OK, the weirdness continues today…

OK, People, weirdness is OFF THE SCALES today. Behold a gaggle of color-coded Peeps riding multi-colored horses.

Even stranger is the text accompanying the submission: “These little guys deserve fun too.”

Um. OK. [shifty eyes in disbelief]

Peeps

Katy M., unique. Very unique.

World’s Smallest Horse

Thumbelina

From Yahoo News / AP: ST. LOUIS – At just a hair over 17 inches tall, the miniature horse ismore inclined to walk under fences than jump them. And her owners havesheltered the mare from ever gaining "circus-sideshow" or"one-trick-pony" status. As the world’s smallest horse, 5-year-oldThumbelina, weighing in at 57 pounds, has a bigger mission: to raise $1 million for children’s charities this year.

More photos of Thumbelina!

Nice submishe, James W. ;)

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