A message from Anonymous
I was looking through your blog (great stuff really) and I notice some horses you guys call "cows". As a cow person myself I take offense to that. Like, ew we don't want that either take it back. Really people? The point of breeding is to improve the breed. Not make it worse. To focus on movement and athletic ability and whatever will make the horse last. Not color.
Submitted by thisismayson.

this is 
Aswan (Nazeer x Yosreia) who lived from 1958-1984. He has a dam in the nile river built after him. he was given to the soviet union in 1963 as a gift from the Egyptian government and has sired 296 foals. 

gross. why. 

I don’t think this is nearly as bad as it looks. His topline is pretty freaky-looking here, but I’m pretty sure we’re mostly seeing a combination of uneven ground + awkward stance + classic Arabian high withers/flat croup + age-related swayback. Here he is as a younger horse-


Better, right? Some of his offspring are frickin gorgeous either way. 

Submitted by thisismayson.

this is 

Aswan (Nazeer x Yosreia) who lived from 1958-1984. He has a dam in the nile river built after him. he was given to the soviet union in 1963 as a gift from the Egyptian government and has sired 296 foals. 

gross. why. 

I don’t think this is nearly as bad as it looks. His topline is pretty freaky-looking here, but I’m pretty sure we’re mostly seeing a combination of uneven ground + awkward stance + classic Arabian high withers/flat croup + age-related swayback. Here he is as a younger horse-

Better, right? Some of his offspring are frickin gorgeous either way. 

the-dawn-horse:


Wild pinto stallion “Picasso” from Sand Wash Basin.
Photo credit: Plusten Photography


NOT FUGLY

the-dawn-horse:

Wild pinto stallion “Picasso” from Sand Wash Basin.

Photo credit: Plusten Photography

NOT FUGLY

not-an-arabian-horse:

devon-maid:

not-an-arabian-horse:

smallrawvegetables:

toknow-thearabian:

Daaja Al Naif
Al Adeed Al Shaqab x Mezna Al Rayyan
Photo by Jennifer Ogden

what the genuine fuck is that face

I thought that was Namusca at first. What the actual fuck. Namusca is considered to be a birth defect, but ??? Are they breeding for this now???

Namusca is the one that also had the really pretty (and normal looking!) babies??

Yeah, apparently Namusca’s defect was a result of something going wrong in the womb and not a genetic thing — but her owners have always insisted that she was their best mare. It’s really jarring to see another horse appear that looks like her.

not-an-arabian-horse:

devon-maid:

not-an-arabian-horse:

smallrawvegetables:

toknow-thearabian:

Daaja Al Naif

Al Adeed Al Shaqab x Mezna Al Rayyan

Photo by Jennifer Ogden

what the genuine fuck is that face

I thought that was Namusca at first. What the actual fuck. Namusca is considered to be a birth defect, but ??? Are they breeding for this now???

Namusca is the one that also had the really pretty (and normal looking!) babies??

Yeah, apparently Namusca’s defect was a result of something going wrong in the womb and not a genetic thing — but her owners have always insisted that she was their best mare. It’s really jarring to see another horse appear that looks like her.

star-crossed-equine:

Hey Tumblr, I’ve a favor to ask of you all. I’ve seen the Equestrian Community through a lot, in fights and make ups, building and breaking things apart to further understand it. Even though you have about as many varying opinions as spots on a dalmatian, you’ve come together when it’s needed and I’ve seen a lot of horses find their owners and homes when needed. I’m here to ask you to try and put forth that magic into helping this horse find his owner again.

This horse once belonged to my best friend, Huckleberry-teacake. He was her first horse, and she loves him more than words can express. She was forced to relinquish ownership of him back in 2012 because of funds. She’s in a position now where she’s back on her feet, and she desperately would like to find her horse again. She’s family to me and it would just mean the world if we could find him.

His name is Bart. He was sold at an auction in Shipshewana, IN on Friday, November 18th, 2012. She was told that he was sold to a trainer dealer by her then-barn owner, and that was the last she heard of his whereabouts. The pictures in the middle of the set are from when she first met him, at the same auction in Shipshewana. We’re not really sure where to look, auction or location-wise, and we’re hoping he’s still in the state or nearby. We’ve been trying to keep an eye on auctions, but the only one I really know of that you can monitor online is Camelot. And unfortunately, neither of us really know how to go about tracking down a horse that may have found its way back into the auction system.

Additional information on him includes:

Height: Between 15.2-16hh

Breed: Believed to be a Saddlebred x Appaloosa

Age: Thought to be about 6 (so almost or around 8 by now)

Gender: Gelding

Unmistakeable characteristics: Right brown eye, blue left; one perfect pink spot in the middle of his sheath.

Other: It is believed that his sellers came from Deleware with him and the rest of their stock.

- Number of the auction: (260) 768-4129

If you have any questions in regards to gathering more information about him or might have any leads, please message either myself or L (linked above). I’ve tried to place as much information as we can collectively gather, but there’s always the chance that we’ve missed something that could be important. Please, any help would be appreciated. We want to find him, and if he needs a home or is for sale, she wants to bring him home. Please signal boost, reblog, and get the word out. Work your magic, please!

Signal boost!

Submitted by puzzlethepony.

I’m aware that I submit to you probably more than anyone else but check out this limousine with an oddly shaped head

Submitted by puzzlethepony.

I’m aware that I submit to you probably more than anyone else but check out this limousine with an oddly shaped head

A message from foot-falls
Do halter horses ever actually get ridden or no? You don't really see them in NZ so I have no idea but they don't exactly look rideable?

Not really, no. 

A message from the-dandy-cowboy
I have a blog where I post conformation critiques, to-breed-or-not-to-breed, if you get anyone who (didn't see the very obvious note and) submits or asks you for one, I'd be happy to take it instead.
A message from ballroomnotoriety
why are halter horses always making that creepy side-eye face in their pics like is that supposed to be attractive? is it because they are so overbeefed they can no longer turn their heads to look at stuff? i d g i it seems to be only halter horses too
Submitted by puzzlethepony.

So this is a craigslist halter mare I found and besides the fact that she’s a beefcake and her picture has been rotated obviously to hide her awful topline, her feet are FREAKING SCARY
Base narrow much? Ugh idk that just creeps me out. Horse legs aren’t supposed to do that. Why halter why

Submitted by puzzlethepony.

So this is a craigslist halter mare I found and besides the fact that she’s a beefcake and her picture has been rotated obviously to hide her awful topline, her feet are FREAKING SCARY

Base narrow much? Ugh idk that just creeps me out. Horse legs aren’t supposed to do that. Why halter why