I live in Charlotte, NC. A friend and I were discussing how we'd like to go to a horse race and make some bets. We don't even know where to begin on that. We were thinking we could drive to Kentucky. I know of the big tracks out there like Churchill Downs but does horse racing have a minor league? Are there tracks with a lower profiles where betting happens but you don't have to own a yacht to attend?
I am interested in making horsehair jewelry. First and foremost, I'd like to make a bracelet for my daughter for Christmas. If all goes well (i.e. it doesn't look like a 2 year old made it), it'd be kinda neat to expand and maybe sell some horsehair jewelry too. But, I don't know where to begin. [more inside]
I inherited a riding horse when my father died a few years ago. Until recently I was able to provide for it at a relatively low cost, but that is changing and I am in a dilemma as to what to do. Looking for possible solutions, especially from resident Vermont Mefites. [more inside]
How long would it take a pair of inexperienced riders to travel by horseback from the Georgia coast (around Savannah) to Atlanta, with no paved roads? [more inside]
Thriller/drama from 2000-2009-ish. Creepy guy puts hidden cameras in married couples house. Befriends wife, helps with small chores, carrying groceries etc. She may or may not be pregnant. He wants her husband to use his IT skills to help him steal a lot of money. One weird detail inside. [more inside]
So I'm seeing this Totally Awesome Guy and it's great. TAG loves movies. TAG loves horses. Help me find the best intersections of these two things? [more inside]
Anybody remember this? A boy rides his horse in the rain, it gets stuck in the mud, the boy screams his horse's name (Philip), a lot, while the figure of Death looks on? [more inside]
I need help remembering this book that I read probably between 1988 and 1994. It was a horse story, probably very young adult age. There were horses and a girl named Nat (short for Natasha, I believe). [more inside]
I need to have access to all 16,679 of @Horse_ebooks' tweets. Twitter and most other archives will only give me 3,200. As you can imagine this is a dire need. [more inside]
Have you ever shareboarded? We're thinking of shareboarding a horse for our daughter to ride, and we want to know your experiences, advice and suggestions. [more inside]
I am looking for costume ideas which include a horse head mask? [more inside]
YANAD (or maybe you are), but a few weeks ago I suffered a fall from my horse and now there's a funny bump on my ankle. I will be going to my GP sometime soon but am still curious as to what it may be. Details inside. [more inside]
In an old cartoon clip, a rider who was perhaps but not definitely yosemite sam goes to jump on his horse again, to ride off. The horse takes exception to this and nays: "Whoooahoahoah no ya don't!" and if I remember correctly, proceeds to stand up, reach around, and yank the rider off his back. What cartoon is this? Super Friday bonus points for a YouTube link.
I have a small paddock in my horse pasture that is used for both tack and hay storage and grooming. It is very crude: tin roof and wood planks with large gaps in between them. Last winter, I used tarp to cover the walls in the tack/hay storage room, but the wind blew them in and over time it was not effective. Without re-building the paddock and spending a lot of money, what is the best way to cover those gaps in between the wood planks? The gaps are probably around 2". Thank you!
What happened to the resale market for Breyer and other model horses? Do you know what is going on in the world of Breyer collectibles? [more inside]
My friend is buying me a horse mask as a present but I can't make a horse sound (neigh? whinney?) at all. Where (online) can I go to learn how to sound like a horse?
Naming suggestions for a foal in Arabic? [more inside]
Do you speak Finnish? Can you understand these abbreviations? [more inside]
Where can I get my cowboy on in Southern California? [more inside]
Help me name this movie my 80 year old grandmother only gave me the barest of information on... this is a longshot....Can you do it? [more inside]
What is the average number of police horses that are patrolling Occupy Wall Street at any given hour? [more inside]
My pc is infected with trogan horse agent_r.ARN how do i remove it? [more inside]
My friend just bought a wood carving of a horse head (Pictures: 1, 2, 3, 4). It's supposedly from India and about 200-300 years old. Furthermore, the seller told us people used to hang them in pairs on the sides of their door as a status symbol (hence the wrought iron nail through the chest). [more inside]
What exercises can I do to strengthen my form for horseback riding while not horseback riding? [more inside]
James Thurber fans, gather 'round. I'm reading his The Years with Ross and in the chapter titled "More Miracle Men" is a Thurber drawing of a star above a horse, and the horse is shedding a tear. I can scarcely believe I'm using a question for this, but I greatly wish to know: Why is the horse crying?
Does anyone have a source for a nice big image of the logo for the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute? There's a vector version floating around, but I'd much prefer a large version of the original.
A textbook that I once read contained a passage from some famous author (possibly Mark Twain?) that attempted to illustrate the usefulness of jargon by describing how to saddle a horse, or hitch a horse to a wagon (something like that) without using any specialized terminology. It was marvelously long-winded and impossible to follow. Textbook long since discarded, Google-Fu fails; any idea what this might have been?
Ouch! Western saddles are freaking HARD as a ROCK! Help me survive the guest ranch vacation experience! [more inside]
Unwanted gift etiquette - What do I do with this thing now? [more inside]
My five year old daughter loves horses. Are there any good stables or horse farms near Vernon Hills, Il (Lake County, northern Chicago suburbs) for her get some riding lessons? [more inside]
How can I tell if this skull is from a deer or from a foal? [more inside]
Ex-Junkies of Metafilter: Help me join your ranks. Please tell me how you learned to live without it after it got a hold of you. [more inside]
Tomorrow, Zenyatta will attempt to win her 20th and final race at Churchill Downs. I am not a gambler, but would like to place some bets to make watching the race more fun. Of course, I wouldn't mind winning some money, too. I'm hoping someone here can give me some strategy tips based on these odds. A friend has suggested placing 12 exacta bets on Zenyatta to win and each of the others to place. The assumption I'm making is that she will indeed win.
Recommendations, personal experiences etc on moving a horse from Australia to UK? [more inside]
What's the proper protocol to observe when you're a spectator at a horse show jumping or dressage competition? [more inside]
I have had this painted cloth on my wall forever. Tell me what it is, who made it, and which hooves go with which horse! The painting. The Signature
Hey London -- I have a pony request! No, really - a REAL pony request: American Mefite visiting has heard rumours that there are actual pony/horse rides available at some local parks. This is as far as my knowledge on the matter goes. I am an accomplished equestrian (and do tend to bounce when thrown, anyway) so, I don't want to ride a merry-go-round. Where can I find a spot to go for a ride? Would anyone like to join me?
Defeating evil bloodsucking insects: Is there a style of ear net that will stay on my horse overnight or should I leave his fly mask on all night? In the past I have used Swat, but do not want to do that this year. Normal fly spray is ineffective. [more inside]
My niece lives in New Mexico where she has a small ranch and stable. One of her horses is very ill with constipation. The horse is at the vet's and they are using standard treatment (oil?) but so far with very little result. Any advice, the situation is getting pretty severe and my niece is worried sick.
So a horse walks into a coffee shop... Looking for an Electric Company cartoon. [more inside]
How are horse-drawn carriages made street legal? Do they go through the DMV? [more inside]
[Possible Pipe Dream Filter] I used to ride horses competitively, and recently am longing to hang out with horses again. I'm not looking to compete, nor do I want to take lessons or go on guided trail rides, since I already know how to ride. I just want to get back into riding for the fun of it. What are my options, if any? [more inside]
Gimme an H! or, What Would Happen if I Did Heroin Just Once? [more inside]
Some time ago I remember seeing an event on TV that involved horse riding and car driving in the same event. Does anyone know about this? [more inside]
Help me find a quote from Martin Luther about humanity being a drunk man who falls off his horse on one side, and then gets back on and falls off the other side. [more inside]
I want to spend a month in the summer either horseback riding or hiking/camping with a pack mule somewhere in Europe. How do I go about this? [more inside]
I'm trying to find a quietly apocalyptic poem that featured horses - can anyone help? [more inside]
I am about to lease a horse, with a 6-month option to buy. I am leasing him through a trainer who is acting as a go-between to another trainer who is representing the owner. Does this seem convoluted to anybody else...? [more inside]
Gift Filter: Really awesome Kentucky Derby/Horse Races themed gift for my dad's 50th birthday? [more inside]
There's a website where a guy posts videos that feature a toy horse. I think his site is a video blog about cats but I might be wrong. I first saw him on YouTube reading out the lyrics to, I think, My Humps. Help me find his website, my Google-fu has failed me.
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