If you’ve ever been privileged enough to spend time with a horse regularly, you’ll know it’s a bit of a double-edged sword.
It started with a Craigslist ad. Not the furniture-for-sale section or a melancholy Missed Connection. I’m talking “Gigs” section Craigslist. It was 2009, and I had just graduated from college. I had no job or skills, and I’d moved back in with my parents. After getting a “we’ll keep your resume on file, hon” from…
Think New York summers are pungent now? Imagine what it must've smelled like at the turn of the 20th century. Before the introduction of the automobile, horses were leaving about 2.5 million pounds of shit in the streets per day.
When the crowds and hats and bourbon descend on Churchill Downs for the Kentucky Derby, all eyes will be on the thoroughbred racehorse—horses that have traveled thousands of miles for the two-minute race. How do elite racehorses fly? Well, let us ascend into the world of equine air travel.
[Apropos of nothing, here is a Ferrari 360 being chased by, like, a billion horses. This is an official Ferrari press picture from 1999.]
A driver got charged with criminal mischief for doing donuts in a Ford Mustang on Churchill Downs, the site of the Kentucky Derby.
We've seen our fair share of bizarre racing accidents, but that doesn't make it any better when a completely weird one occurs during a horse race.
This isn't sneak-peak at Fast & Furious 15: Fistful Of Furious (working title) – it's the latest innovation in equestrian safety.
Admittedly, this isn't an official Irish film adaptation of the American franchise The Fast And The Furious. These are "Irish Travelers" conducting a horse race in the middle of a busy highway as police impotently try to stop them. But it has the same feel — only with a strange Irish Gaelic/Roma patois replacing the…
Joel Appleman was driving to work in Central Pennsylvania when he came upon an Amish horse team pulling a tanker truck safely out of the snow. Fortunately, he had his camera and captured the conquest of old technology over new.
These days it seems like everyone in the automotive world is obsessed with either big horsepower or alternative energy. But what would happen if you combined the two? This is the Naturmobile, a "hybrid" that utilizes electric power and— yep you guessed it, horse power. Ok, so actual horses may not churn out very…