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Run With The Big Horses?


Bonus Friday photo! Because I found it on the web site of a Professor of Medieval Culture at The Citadel.

by Kimberly A. Cook

Spring fever is really hitting. I’ve been working on tech and writing issues all week. And @#$%^ tech is winning. Not in a good way. So I went looking for some horse porn to settle my nerves and found Frederik The Great! Again.

Sigh. Tried to get one of my fav clips from the movie “Ladyhawke” where Rutger Hauer rides into the church. YouTube only had the church fight scene, not their entrance. Entrances are everything! So the bonus photo instead. You’re welcome.

I first became aware of Friesian horses due to that movie. They were bred for battle way back in the day, believed from Friesland province, Netherlands in the 16th century.

When Hauer rides into the church on that gorgeous horse, real name Goliath, I melted. Completely. Hauer isn’t too shabby to look at either.

Yes, Frederick looks like the horse version of Fabio and that too is fabulous. I covet my personally autographed Fabio poster to this day. It’s framed. Two words. Naked biceps.

So in honor of all pets honored this week, here is Frederick The Great to help us all run free and get our minds off everything! Except “Ladyhawke” and Fabio that is.

Happy Quirky Friday and have a great, safe weekend!

If you want to check out the Professor’s armor review of the film, here:


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Kindess One Horse At A Time

by Kimberly A. Cook                      (Twitter@  WarriorTales)

Today I learned something about Oregon I never knew; we have an amazing horse sanctuary in our state. I wanted to find a video on YouTube about our wild horses. The feeling to run free has set in something fierce with the past two months of crazy weather leading to a case of Stockholm snow syndrome.

Instead my YouTube travels came across this beautiful place. I am in love with the Duchess Sanctuary and its mission. Check out their story and pass it along.

For women considering hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to deal with menopause, read about the Pregnant Mare Urine (PMU) industry and what is done to female horses to make those drugs. Just say no to HRT – it hurts horses

New motto: FIash to save horses. My hot flashes never felt so good. Have a Happy Quirky Friday and hug a horse today!

Here is the website: http://www.fundforanimals.org/duchess-sanctuary/




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Can You Blow Bubbles In The Pond?

by Kimberly A. Cook                (Twitter@  WarriorTales)

Ran around like a maniac getting things done yesterday ahead of the heat wave. Today it’s supposed to be 99 degrees and maybe 98 tomorrow. Way too hot for us Oregonians. Our little web duck feet crack! Time to go into full mosey mode.

These horses have the right idea about how to spend this weekend. Stand in the pond and blow bubbles. I had no idea horses liked to blow bubbles. Learn something every day.

Have a great weekend and Happy Quirky Day After Friday! Stay cool!

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Do You Have A Horse Goat Sitter?

by Kimberly A. Cook         (Twitter@ WarriorTales)

My friends have the most fun hobbies; up to and including raising a baby goat. When I saw this video it reminded me of baby goat ‘Star,” who loves his bottle and to crawl up into my friend’s lap afterwards for a snuggle. (He does not burp afterwards, he farts.) Star’s snuggle has become more of a challenge these days since he is a bigger boy, but he insists on his lap cuddle. I need to warn her about raising bison.

These young goats have found the same kind of fun guy in this babysitter who lets them play King of the Horse with much patience. Have a Happy Quirky Friday!


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