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  1. Here you’ll find genuine horse stories of thrilling adventure, quiet solitude, heart break and unexpected mishap. You’ll even find stories of events that seemed to be touched by the hand of God Almighty himself.

  2. Aug 13, 2018 · Funny horse jokes, dumb horse puns, and a healthy round of "horse walks into a bar" jokes that are guaranteed to cause unbridled laughs.

    • “Horse Camp” by Ursula K. Le Guin
    • The Red Pony by John Steinbeck
    • Chapter 1: “The Gift”
    • Chapter 3: “The Promise”
    • “The .50 Solution” by Lee Child
    • “The Rocking-Horse Winner” by D. H. Lawrence
    • “I Want to Know Why” by Sherwood Anderson
    • “The Wonder Horse” by George Byram
    • “Coco” by Guy de Maupassant
    • “The Old Hunter” by Liam O’Flaherty

    Sal and Norah, sisters, are waiting for a bus with Norah’s friend Ev. They are going to Horse Camp, and talk about the cabins, the counsellors, and the head handler, Meredy. (Summary)

    The Red Pony is a novella made up of four connected stories. The first and the third chapters are about a pony.

    It’s morning on the Tiflin ranch and everyone is getting up. Mr. Tiflin and Billy Buck, the hired hand, are going to drive cattle to the butcher’s. Jody Tiflin, a young boy, spends his days with the dogs on the ranch. When his father returns, he has a red pony for Jody. The beginning of “The Gift” can be read in the preview of The Red Pony.

    Jody takes one of their mares to a neighbor who owns a stallion to be mated. Jody will get the colt. There’s an incident during the trip. Jody is also anxious about how long it will take for the mare to show any signs.

    A rich man approaches an assassin about a job. The negotiation goes a little different than usual. He’s very particular about the type of weapon that has to be used. The assassin always chooses the weapon based on the circumstances. They come to an arrangement. This story can be read in the preview of Bloodlines: A Horse Racing Anthology.

    A middle-class woman, successful but perpetually short of money, lives with her two children. She is unlucky, but her son isn’t: when he rides his rocking-horse, he’s able to work himself into a state where he can pick the winner of a horse race. Horses aren’t the focus of this story, but I’m including it because they do play some part. It’s also a...

    A teenage boy in small-town Kentucky loves horses and horse racing. He tries to make sense of an incident that affected him deeply. (Summary) Read “I Want to Know Why”

    Red Eagle, a horse, is from two of the best bloodlines in the breed. His parentage was arranged by Costello, a veterinarian/trainer, and Ben, a jockey. They struck a deal with their last employer in lieu of their pay. The colt’s bones are unusually long and its proportions give it powerful levers. It also has a strong heart, lungs and muscles.

    The Lucas Farm is the largest and richest in the neighborhood. A very old white horse is kept out of nostalgia, it having been brought up by the mistress of the house. Zidore, a lad of fifteen, is assigned to care for it. He resents his work, and treats the animal very badly. Read “Coco”

    Mr. Mullen goes to an auction. He arrives late after drinking in the town first. Everything has been sold except an old horse. It has an impressive pedigree, but it’s in rough shape now. Mr. Mullen takes a liking to the beast and buys it. He rides his new horse, which leads to some unexpected happenings.

    • Oh no, you didn’t! 6 horsey things we know we shouldn’t do, but do anyway. Call us mad, but there are some things we all end up doing on the yard that we know we shouldn’t — from wearing unsuitable shoes to mucking out in our work clothes.
    • 21 things only owners of grey horses will understand. From constantly being covered in grey hair, battling with stable stains and spending hours washing and rewashing the same section of coat — if you’ve ever owned, ridden or cared for a grey horse, you will be able to relate to many of the following in this feature.
    • PICS: 16 riders reach the point of no return. We’ve all been there — one minute you’re enjoying the cross-country round of your life and the next you experience that sinking feeling as you realise gravity is about to take over and, inevitably, you and the ground are going to become thoroughly acquainted.
    • 16 barmy livery yard rules you’ll struggle to believe are true. If you keep your horse at a livery yard, you’ll know that the Yard Owner makes the rules, and everyone has to stick to them.
  3. Nov 22, 2022 · 23 funny horse jokes to enjoy. 1. A horse walks into a bar. The barman confuses idioms with jokes and offers him a glass of water, but can’t make him drink. 2. I put a bet on a horse to...

  4. Apr 17, 2019 · Funny Horse Stories / Jokes. A cowboy buys a horse from the town pastor. The pastor explains, “to make the horse go, you gotta yell, ‘Thank God!’. And to make it stop, yell, ‘Hallelujah.’”. The cowboy rides off.

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