Posts Tagged: Horses

A Night at America's Oldest Weekly Rodeo Show

America's oldest weekly rodeo show, The Cowtown Rodeo, is not in Colorado or Oklahoma or Texas, or anywhere else that most people might imagine cowboys still roam. It’s in New Jersey, past the oil refineries of Newark and Perth Amboy, beyond the reedy Raritan Bay, west of Springsteen Country and south of the Pine Barrens, just off Highway 40, in a small town called Pilesgrove. In a place like Pilesgrove, a kind of anonymously American space that is everywhere and nowhere at once—a repeating, hypnotic pattern of rolling hills, tall grass, cornfields and strip malls—you may as well be in Ohio or Missouri as in New Jersey.

Cowtown Rodeo [...]


Headline Impeccable

"Horse Lives in House Like a Normal Person," reads a Huffington Post headline. This headline is followed by several pictures of a horse in a house. The story is not bylined, somehow, but I would like whichever intern or spambot or dog owned by Arianna Huffington who wrote it to know: this is a perfect headline for a perfect story. A+++++ would read again.


Grocery Concern Picks Inopportune Moment To Acquire Ungulate-Named Restaurant Chain

"Tesco has withdrawn its frozen Simply Roast Meatloaf after finding traces of up to 5 per cent horse meat in it, the company said last night…. Separately, the company is plotting a move into family dining by buying the Giraffe restaurant chain for up to £50m, it was reported last night."


She'll Be Eating Six White Horses When She Comes

"The scandal over horse meat in the European food chain widened Thursday from a case of mislabeling to one of food safety as public health authorities in Britain said that a powerful equine painkiller, potentially harmful to human health, 'may have entered the food chain'"—but only in France, so phew. In related news, the Guardian headline "Horsemeat scandal: 'fresh beef' discovery as tests overwhelm laboratories" might lead one to think that analysis had discovered some actual beef mixed in with all the ground-up stallion, but alas, no: "tests revealed potentially dangerous contamination of meat with veterinary drugs and Asda confirmed the first trace of horse had been found [...]


British Meat Scandal Gallops On

"Tesco tonight became the latest firm to drop a major supplier after discovering a range of spaghetti bolognese ready meals contained more than 60% horse meat." Perhaps it is time we refine this recipe to reflect modern British tastes.


Horse Burgers About As Healthy As Regular Burgers

"A drug that can cause cancer in humans may have entered the food chain through horse meat slaughtered in UK abattoirs, Labour has claimed."


What To Read, Listen To, Look At And Watch Over Kentucky Derby Weekend

"He grabbed my arm, urging me to have another, but I said I was overdue at the Press Club and hustled off to get my act together for the awful spectacle. At the airport newsstand I picked up a Courier-Journal and scanned the front page headlines: 'Nixon Sends GI's into Cambodia to Hit Reds'… 'B-52's Raid, then 20,000 GI's Advance 20 Miles"…' 4,000 U.S. Troops Deployed Near Yale as Tension Grows Over Panther Protest.' At the bottom of the page was a photo of Diane Crump, soon to become the first woman jockey ever to ride in the Kentucky Derby. The photographer had snapped her 'stopping in the barn area [...]


But What About The Cop Horses?

Bill de Blasio has been mayor for about four months and the carriage horses are still here. Now it looks like they'll survive the year, at least, unless of course they get hit by cars. But the Daily News and its incredibly vigorous campaign to save the carriages has taken us down an interesting path: THE POLICE HORSES. Who cries for them?

If it's hard to be a carriage horse, it can't be easy to be a crime horse. NYClass, the organization providing a lot of the money and most of the talking points for the anti-carriage set, says that carriage horses are "unaccustomed to the [...]


Happy Year Of The Horse

Today begins the 15-day celebration of the Chinese New Year. According to the Chinese zodiac, we are saying goodbye to the year of the snake (get outta here, snake!) and welcoming the year of the horse. More specifically: each year is also assigned an interaction with one of the Chinese elementals that make up the universe, so this year is the year of the Wooden Horse, which may not have the undertones of Grecian subterfuge in China that it has here.

Those born in the year of each of the 12 animals are said to share personality traits with the animal in the year of which they are born. [...]


Horse Covered In Orange Turmeric Has British People Salivating

Here you will find a photo of an orange horse.


Horsemeat Scandal "Breathtaking, Delicious" Say British Politicians

Whenever the meat supply on Knifecrime Island is perceived to be compromised, the government of the day trots out an unlucky official to take one for the team and graze on whatever bits of gristle and hoof they want to reassure their suddenly squeamish countrymen—people who eat sausage made out of dried blood on a regular basis—that everything's just fine. Nearly a quarter century after an agriculture minister attempted to fell the fear that crazy cows might do further damage to the already addled grey matter of that cursed island's lager-fueled legion of louts by attempting (unsuccessfully) to cram a BSE-burger into a [...]


Horse That British People Eat Might Be Less Appealing Kind Of Horse

"Horsemeat found in British supermarkets 'may be donkey'"


They Eat Horses, Don't They?

As food safety authorities "try to find out how beefburgers on sale in UK and Irish Republic supermarkets became contaminated with horsemeat," a helpful soul "has launched an online calculator – so burger fans can work out how many horses they could eat in a lifetime." I mean, let's be honest, you're eating a lot worse than horse when you're having a burger, but sure, oh no the ponies, etc.


Only Fools And Horsegate

You had to know that once the British finally brought back a toff Prime Minister one of his eventual scandals would be called "Horsegate." It's just so upper class. Anyway: "David Cameron has been accused of not being straight about his close links with News International after he finally admitted riding Rebekah Brooks’s ex-police horse." That is a sentence, yes. In related Knifecrime Island equine news: Is this Britain's tallest horse? Sure, why the hell not.


Mayor Not "Taken" With Movie Star's Argument (Hahahaha GET IT?)

"Action star chides mayor for failing to visit carriage horse stables" is a news story that is happening to us here in the year two-thousand and fourteen.


Wacky Piece Has Wacky Corrections

"An earlier version of this post contained a quotation attributed to Lenin ('Socialized medicine is the keystone to the arch of the socialist state') that has been widely disputed. And it included a quotation attributed to Churchill ('Control your citizens’ health care and you control your citizens') that the Journal has been unable to confirm. Also, the cover of a Maclean’s magazine issue in 2008 showed a picture of a dog on an examining table with the headline 'Your Dog Can Get Better Health Care Than You.' An earlier version of this post incorrectly said the photo showed and [...]


Defying Logic, Food From Place That Sells Furniture Not What It Seems

"The escalating crisis over horse meat in beef products in Europe claimed another big retail victim Monday when the Swedish furniture giant, Ikea, withdrew meatballs from sale in 14 European countries." —Man, how have European vegetarians not all perished from explosive smugness yet?

Photo of standard IKEA meatballs by Yoppy.


Will British Horse Magazine Need To Hire Food Editor?

"A West Yorkshire abattoir has been accused of passing off horsemeat as beef for kebabs and burgers." RELATED: "Subscribe to Horse & Hound print magazine and save £50 over the year% — now includes iPad edition at no extra cost!"


Luckily For Britons, The Hot New Food Trend Is Hay

Maybe it would be easier if they just start detailing what percentage of British meat didn't used to be a pony.


Man Busted For Attempting To Turn Animals Cannibal

"A 41-year-old man is to stand trial after being arrested for feeding sausage rolls to police horses."