I feel a bit uncomfortable posting this, by far one of the worst falls at Bughrley - Neil Spratt & Upleadon
As far as I know, both are okay.
Holy shit yeah this is the fall I was waiting for a gif of I mean FUCK.
paulh024 this is the one of the ones I text you about while I was watching
The fact that people will risk their horse’s wellbeing like this and then say they love them is horrifying
If you love someone you don’t risk their lives for profit
Oh my god this is awful to watch.
I love horses, and I really, really miss riding, and I have always been horrified that steeplechase, cross country and other high risk jumping shit like this is a thing. If you enjoy extreme sports, sure, go for it, but the minute you involve animals and put them at risk, I’m out. That shit isn’t okay.
A lot of horses do genuinely enjoy jumping, but DO NOT EVER FUCKING SUBJECT THEM TO SOLID OBSTACLES god damn it. If they (or the rider) miscalculate, and don’t clear the obstacle, the obstacle needs to FALL APART to avoid what is happening in this gif. God damn this shit makes me angry.
The cast of LOTR talk about their horses // LOTR behind the scenes
Expectation X Reality
i think i just peed.
Y’know what I miss?
I really, really miss horses.
Throwback Thursday! Gosh, these photos are like eight or nine years old. Look at all that hair I used to have. And my natural hair colour, too!
Thor, the tubby Norwegian fjord, was my stubborn asshole baby for about a year and a half, then his owner (I was leasing him) moved to Sweden and took him with her. He’d scared off a bunch of other riders with his antics, but he was my teddy bear. I was just as stubborn as him, which resulted in a pretty darn good match.
Else (or What Else, but we called her Else for short) was a short love affair, I leased her for less than a year. Thoroughbred mare, abused ex-racer her owner and I (again, I was leasing her) were working on building back up again. She was really underweight (as you can see in the photo of me riding her, she barely has any neck at all), and had a messed up front leg - her tendon would get inflamed a lot. She was an absolute sweetheart, though, even if she did kind of break my confidence. All those years of being a race horse had left her super skittish :(
Fox in Sox
STOP IT I need this
Does anyone know what he is?
He’s a pinto warmblood :)
Gorgeous examples of Akhal Teke horses.
More shiny horses!
Yesss. I love videos/gifs of horses with their skeleton painted on. Such a cool way to show how everything works <3
Japanese-born artist Sayaka Ganz creates sculptures out of discarded plastics found in thrift stores, converting these unwanted materials into graceful imitations of natural beauty. For her Running series, Ganz created life-like horses in mid-gallop. “Japanese Shinto beliefs are such that all objects and organisms have spirits, and I was taught in kindergarten that objects that are discarded before their time weep at night inside the trash bin. This became a vivid image in my mind,” Ganz explained her interest in recycled materials. She collects multitudes of plastic objects, organizing them in dozens of color-sorted bins in her basement. She then decides what to make when she has enough of one color, referencing photographs of her chosen species to convey its distinct movements and characteristics. Take a look at some photos of her work below as well as a video of her process, images courtesy of Sayaka Ganz.
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Started horse riding when I was… 9, I believe? Rode consistently till I was about 18 I think, even leased a horse for the last two years.
I really, really miss it.
Gosia Makosa’s work sends shivers down my spine, not even kidding
The Lord of the Rings: Loyal Steeds of Middle Earth