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
Still my favorite story from the Lord of the Rings set: Viggo Mortensen bonded so much with the horse he rode in the movies that after filming was over he bought it from its owner. If that doesn’t warm your heart I don’t know what could.
don’t forget that he also bought arwen’s horse for her stunt rider when she couldn’t afford it awww
#also don’t forget that for the rohirrim they put a call out for locals #bring a horse show us you can ride it and get a part in the battle scenes #and one women went out roped a wild horse and rode for a few days to set #and got to be a rider of rohan
also sort of relevant viggo also bought the horse that costarred with him in the movie hidalgo and subsequently took the horse (tj) with him to the red carpet premier.
This has me so angry I’m shaking. It’s a perfect example of how many people who work with horses don’t have a fucking ounce of horsemanship. I’ve never witnessed a shitshow quite as extreme as this, but I know little kids who would deal better with this situation than the morons in here. Why did the 10 guys in the arena think that chasing after/jumping in front of/hollering at each horse would get it to stop? Why didn’t that woman get out of her cart immediately? Why didn’t the announcer tell the audience to shut the fuck up when the first horse flipped out?
I understand that accidents like this happen all the time, and I’ll be the first to admit that it’s scary as hell to witness. But every equestrian needs to be ready to deal with it. You can go ahead and buy the most expensive horse, the most expensive equipment, and the most expensive training. But if you can’t remember the most basic principle that you’re working with a powerful animal that will run on instinct when it’s afraid, then you need to get the fuck out the club.
Holy shit I got notes on this
Jesus christ I don’t know why I decided to watch this video. This is making me livid. The first horse is wearing goddamn BLINDERS. IT CANNOT SEE YOU IF YOU GRAB IT OR JUMP IN AT IT FROM THE SIDE. And why the shit does the audience not shut the fuck up? Even after the speaker tells them, multiple times, to be quiet, they keep going. And those twats jumping out in front of the horses and yelling? YOU’RE ONLY MAKING IT WORSE, ASSBUTT. Jesus. If they’d just left the first horse alone and, as best they could, kept it to the outside of the ring, it’d eventually have slowed down on its own. Yanking it inwards so it runs into another horse it cannot see because of the blinders, so that this second horse is bowled over and thus spooked… Fuck’s sake, this is like dominoes spurred on by twatwaffles.
anyone in scotland able to help? posting this on wednesday, dec 5.
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Dammit, greatest story ever. Wow.
Viggo Mortensen is a wonderful and amazing man. I admire him a lot.
what a sweet, awesome dude! <3 <3 <3
And he bought the horse he rode in Hidalgo. This man loves his horses. :3
Yep, Florian the stallion was way, way too expensive for the stunt rider to buy, but Viggo had seen what a close bond she’d formed with the horse, so he went to the auction and bought him for her. He refused to let her try to pay him back.
I cry every time I watch the horse feature on the Extended Edition DVD. Viggo Mortensen is a beautiful human being.