23 posts tagged Horses
23 posts tagged Horses
Today the Department of Exceptionally Wee Wonders would like to introduce you to
Li’l Sebastian Acer, Britain’s smallest horse. The average miniature horse usually measure less than 34-38 inches tall. But Acer, who was born with dwarfism, stand a mere 22 inches tall, making him considerably smaller than the average miniature horse. He’s also 3-years-old and outrageously adorable.
Acer lives on a farm in Corringham, Essex, England with Maureen O’Sullivan, where his tiny legs get plenty of exercise. In addition to playing in the fields, O’Sullivan takes Acer for daily walks on a leash, including visits to the local pub. Even though Acer has his own itty-bitty stable, he also has free run of O’Sullivan’s house. He also has a BFF, a black labrador named Demon, who’s taller than he is.
Video by Matt Writtle
South Dakota-based artist John Lopez (previously featured here) creates awesome life-size sculptures of animals by welding together pieces of scrap metal, often pieces of abandoned farm machinery collected from local ranchers and farmers that he’s known since he was a kid. The creatures he creates are so lifelike that it’s hard to believe their myriad parts and pieces were ever used for anything else.
The only thing better than photos from the Department of Unexpected Interspecies Friendship is video footage. Vinz Barrachin shot this outrageously sweet video of a three-year-old colt nuzzling his bestie, who just happens to be a lovely white kitten. The kitten appears all too happy to receive so much affection from such an enormous friend. The best part is when the young horse uses his velvety upper lip to skritch the back of the kitten’s neck.
[via 22 Words]
Horse Head Squirrel Feeder - It turns out that the Horse Mask is even funnier when it’s on a squirrel! Put some peanut butter on the shelf inside this squirrel feeder and as the squirrel eats it, he’ll be wearing the horse mask. Feeds and humiliates squirrels at the same time!
One of our favourite things about artist Chris Ryniak (previously featured here) is that, no matter what else he’s up to - such as designing amazing toys and sculpting wonderfully strange characters for art shows - he still makes time to draw new creatures on a regular basis. Earlier this month, as one of his morning scribbles, Chris created Sparkle Pony Magic. The following week he presented her once again, this time in glorious colour. It was after that that something awesome happened:
Chris was contacted by a fan of his art who loved Sparkle Pony Magic so very much that she was hoping to have the image laminated onto her new prosthetic leg.
"She picked it up today, and walked unassisted for the first time in at least seven months! Its things like this that help ME to keep motivated and doing what I do. Not just for my own love of creating, but the knowledge that my art brings a little joy in another person’s life. Have an awesome Day!"
[via Chris Ryniak]
This incredible Meat Horse was created by Columbus, Ohio-based artist and Instructables contributor AuTopsyTurvy. The life-size horse head is made of a wood and wire armature that was first wrapped in plaster bandaging and then covered in nearly $200 worth of mouthwatering bacon and prosciutto. Yum!
Riding a giant rocking horse would be an awesome way to celebrate the Year of the Horse. Meet Bigger Bertie, possibly the world’s largest hand-carved rocking horse. He was designed and built in 2011 by Anthony Dew, Sam Glass and Karl Barker of The Rocking Horse Shop in Fangfoss, Yorkshire, England.
Bertie is made of laminated marine plywood with a varnished finish. He stands 8.6m (28ft) high, measures 4.65m (15ft) long, and weighs a little over 2.2 tons. He features trap doors in his belly and saddle which open onto a hollow space that’s large enough to hold one small adult “or an army of very small Greek soldiers”.
Click here for lots more photos of Bigger Bertie, including photos of the building process.
[via The Rocking Horse Shop]
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