Horses hide pain very well, almost too well, due to their nature as range prey that historically wouldn't show weakness to their predators equitopiacenter.com/recog…
TV's first spinoff was "The Adventures of Champion", which was spun off from the Gene Autry show in 1955-56. Champion was Autry's horse. The show was re-run many times from the 1970's to the early 90's by the BBC under the title "Champion the Wonder Horse". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
The Mr. Ed talking horse show was pitched by a secretary. The horse's real name was Bamboo Harvester and he had a stunt horse named Pumpkin. metv.com/lists/horse-arou…
Horses at shows usually have a colored ribbon attached to their tails. They each represent different things: a red ribbon means the horse is a kicker, green means the horse is inexperienced and likely to misbehave, blue means the horse is a stallion, and white means the horse is for sale. business.oregonhorsecount…
There are trained horses who are trained to fall over in order for movies and TV shows to create battle scenes. horseillustrated.com/hors…
A man named Painless Parker created the Parker Dental Circus, a traveling medicine show with his dental chair on a horse-drawn wagon. He charged 50 cents for each extraction and promised that if it hurt, he would pay the patient $5. smithsonianmag.com/travel…
There are horses bred to be between 34" and 38". These "miniature horses" are used as therapy animals or just for show. horseillustrated.com/hors…
In 1973, Keith Moon, the drummer for The Who, passed out from horse tranquilizer. The band called on the crowd for a drummer and a fan, Scot Halpin, flawlessly stepped in for the rest of the show. youtube.com/watch?v=3O-N8…
Keith Moon (drummer for The Who) took horse tranquilizer before a live show in 1973, causing him to pass out on his drum kit. After efforts to revive him failed, guitarist Pete Townshend decided to choose a lucky fan from the crowd to finish the set for Keith. rollingstone.com/music/pi…
After returning to Rome from a victorious military campaign in Africa, general Pompey the Great staged a triumph and tried to enter the city in a chariot pulled by 4 elephants. But the elephants were too big to fit through the gates and Pompey put the show on hold to hitch up horses en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pom…
Ginger in a horses bum is something that actually had to be banned at horse shows. It's used to liven up older horses. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/G…
The word "cocktail" comes from a practice of horse dealers in the 1700s. To cock a horse's tail and make it look more spirited for show, the dealer would give it a ginger suppository. Adding spice - like ginger or pepper - to gin or beer became known as adding "cock-tail". saveur.com/how-the-cockta…
Hobby-horsing is a popular sport in Finland that simulates traditional equestrian events including competing in dressage and show jumping. The main difference being the rider isn't riding a real horse, they are riding a hobby-horse. news.nationalpost.com/new…
The word 'Yahoo' was coined in the novel "Gulliver's Travels" and is the name given by a race of sentient horses, called Houyhnhnms, to a species of primitive human like creatures that show and reflect the vices of humans. collinsdictionary.com/dic…
The show floor of the Coliseum in Rome may have occasionally been completely filled with water to reenact old sea battles and put on shows of swimming horses and bulls. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Col…
Over the course of 26 seasons of their show, the Simpsons family have owned two dogs, five cats, an elephant, a snake, a guinea pig, a horse, and a lobster. wikiwand.com/en/Simpson_f…
An HBO show, "Luck", starring Dustin Hoffman, was cancelled after three horses died on set. deadline.com/2012/03/hbos…
A girl in germany trained a cow to jump fences like a show horse youtube.com/watch?v=D4Wtx…
The Kansas City Royals were named for the American Royal, a livestock show, horse show, rodeo, and barbeque competition held annually in KC. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kan…
The elite world of show jumping was rocked by a scandal in which it was discovered that as many as 100 horses were killed as part of a huge insurance fraud. Thirty five people were convicted, included one man found guilty of murdering a wealthy widow to keep her from exposing the scam. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hor…
A precursor of motion pictures was commissioned to show that galloping horses completely lift all four hooves off the ground. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sal…

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