Monday, May 4, 2015

Horse History

"Hello. I'm Mister Ed."

My first hand connection with horses is few and far between. I was on the back of one of these creatures just once in my life, a brief riding lesson at a long forgotten Windham horse farm. Then there was that time around midnight, after viewing a Drive-In movie, that a bunch of us stopped along the road to pet some horses, but the owner interrupted us and screamed nasty words in our direction. He made it clear, in no uncertain terms, to leave his horses alone. We were so innocent! I also recall that winter Sunday afternoon, that Dad got the station wagon stuck in falling snow to the delight of us kids, after he had pulled over to watch 3-4 horses frollick in a mini-blizzard. And of course, from 1958 to about 1966 a Sunday night would not pass by without my routine of watching the hilarious talking equine, Mister Ed. It was for sure one of my all time favorite TV shows. I think what drew me to it, during those middle school years, was the fact that the 'talking horse' would make most of the humans look like idiots for 30 minutes each showing.
*Horse Trivia- Mister Ed's real name? Bamboo Harvester.
Oooooooh, Wilbuuuuuuur!
Sing along now...

"A horse is a horse, of course, of course,
And no one can talk to a horse of course
That is, of course, unless the horse is the famous Mr. Ed.

Go right to the source and ask the horse
He'll give you the answer that you'll endorse.
He's always on a steady course.
Talk to Mr. Ed." 

22 comments:

  1. That's a beautiful photo. Too bad most of your horse experiences were bad. At least you had Mr. Ed.

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  2. I LOVED Mr. Ed. That show was so much fun to watch and given that my sister actually had a palomino horse, we could all relate to his characteristics. Now if only my sister's horse could have talked.

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  3. I don't know Birdman, it sounds like you've had a long history of horsey experiences :)

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  4. My sister in law has horses, for riding. They're impressive animals. I like this one.

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  5. He's just asking "where's the apple buddy"?

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  6. I was not a fan of Mr. Ed (didn't like his voice) or the way his mouth moved LOL. But I LOVED Fury on Sat. mornings and some TV cowboy had a Palomino. Hmmm, you're reminding me of my own horse encounters...

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  7. I loved him too - I'm singing along right now!

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  8. Love this picture, and I really like horses, but from afar...

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  9. Sorry I have no clue what you're talking about... :-)

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    1. Ck out Mister Ed on youtube. You'll be singing soon too.

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    2. Makes me wonder if Mr. Ed was ever had a translator. :-)

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  10. Horses are such delightful creatures. I love them!!! The reason I got married was my then to be husband is he promised me a horse if I married him---AND--I got one in fact several and I got him and we were married 50 yrs before he went to the big ranch in the sky.
    MB

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  11. Mister Ed's voice echoed in my head as I read your post.

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  12. My bro-in-law in Arizona has horses and rides in cutting competitions. I love animals but horse mouths look mighty big to me, with teeth to match. I keep my distance.

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  13. Nice horse portrait! I loved that show too.

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  14. A horse of course! Was that farm in the Rochester area? My two horses would be very kind to all of you....

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  15. Awww, Mr. Ed. Nice to be reminded of that show.

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  16. I am pretty sure that this horse is fake, just like the yellow wreath. Go put your hand in his mouth to see if he bites.

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  17. I frankly was a fan of Frances the talking mule! Did this horse speak to you?

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    1. Yes, his exact words were, "Get me the heck outta here."

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