Friday, January 9, 2009

Hold on! There's more!

I have to seriously rethink the time of day that I post!

Be forewarned- This post does not contain "Good Morning Sunshine!" content. You may want to come back a little later..... maybe
after you've had a nice glass of wine...

or a relaxing Irish Coffee....

or maybe even a swig from Grandpa Lee's moonshine canteen.... whatever floats your boat!

Either way.... Hold on!.... 'Cause there's more where yesterday's came from!

So... I may be just a wee bit addicted to youtube. Teeny... tiny... bit. But bare with me, k?

Does anyone recognize the horse in this video?

Oh man! Dont you just love that song?!!

There is nothing sexier than a man singing in lispy high pitched babydollvoice! ....

... or not.

I think we need to cleanse our palettes (so to speak) don't you?

How about checking out one of my favorite performances of all time?

I am not a huge Pink fan but she freakin rocks this version of Janis Joplin's 'Me and Bobby McGee'! Dont you think?

"Freedom's just another word for nothin' left to lose
Nothin' don't mean nothin' hon' if it ain't free, no no
And feelin' good was easy, Lord, when he sang the blues
You know, feelin' good was good enough for me
Good enough for me and my Bobby McGee"

Speaking of "FREEDOM!!"

How about the horse in that video?

No takers?

(Arent you impressed with my ability have a two sided conversation all by my lonesome...? Me too!)

Ok... A hint....

The horse in the video was ridden by an A list actor in a major film!

As a matter of fact... by an certain actor infamous for getting caught on tape as he drunkenly spewed off an antisemitic rant to a few police officers (after getting pulled over for a DUI).....

Hollywoods fallen Angel.....

Ok... one last hint....Does this ring a bell?

Why it was Mel Gibson of course!

And the horse in the video is the very same one that "William Wallace" rode while giving his famous "Freedom" speech in Braveheart.

I overreached a little on this one, didnt I? Damn! I always go one step to far.

But I challenge you to not feel impassioned by this speech! And that horse!

Though I have to say that I have always preferred the blood bay he rode when he stole his future wife away for a ride through the rain... and heather.... *sigh*....

I have always been fascinated with movie horses. Not just the famous ones like Black Beauty or The Black Stallion, Hidalgo or Seabuiscut...but the thousands of nameless horses that have appeared on the silver screen without mention or merrit.

Like these horse from Lord of the Rings. My favorite beings Shadowfax (on the far right).

Did you know that .....-"Demero, the Andalusian stallion who played 'Shadowfax' in LOTR, died in July 2003 from a melanoma on his stomach. Owner Mark Kineston-Smith of Otaki, NZ, bought Demero knowing of the condition. The stallion served only three mares, and one didn't take, another took but she broke her pelvis and had to be put down, and the third is unconfirmed to be in foal. However Mark is hoping she will drop a lovely Andalusian x Welsh-English Riding Pony, which will hopefully grow to 14.2hh. The dam's name is Moonshine Abbey, she's a 13hh liver chestnut mare, about 10-12 years old. Just thought I'd give you an update."

Now that is the kind of useful information you can only find here at....

Adventures of a Horse Crazed Mind!!!

More movie horses tomorrow. Be sure to comment with your own favorites (horses that were only "extras" but that struck your fancy!)


  1. My post today is entirely your fault.

  2. In a more recent version of King Author - I have to say I love the horse King Author rode!

    Then at the end of the movie it shows his 3 good knights that died in the movie come back as gorgeous stallions running through the rolling grass lands of their home land - that very small scene takes my breath away every time - no matter how cheesy it may be.

  3. If you like movie horses, you should check out the book "Hollywood Hoofbeats, Trails Blazed Across the Silver Screen" by Petrine Day Mitchum. It's fairly recent, 2004 I think.

  4. Mmm... I love Goliath from Ladyhawke!

    No other specific horse sticks out for me. I tend to always admire a horse or two or three from a lot of movies. Even when the Corporate Prince is watching something that I don't care for, if there are horses, I'll look up from what I"m doing to admire them.

  5. Silly, silly, SILLY girl!!!!

    I also love the horse in the King Arthur movie (I always like Stephanie's horses though, don't I??), and I absolutley adore the gray Andualusian that Russel Crowe rides in "Gladiator." There is just something about a virile man riding a barely contained horse, isn't there??

    I also like Shadowfax and most of the men...I mean horses...from Lord of The Rings! (There I go!!!) Doesn't the horse in the above videos also star as Black Beauty?

    PS-I saw BEC's comment about my music error. I knew it was Def Leppard, but for some reason Poison was on my mind! :)

    Guess what??? I have finally started "Breaking Dawn," and I think that Ms. Meyers's left a whole chapter out of the book. You know, the one that gives us more detail about what goes on between Bella and Edward on their honeymoon. Tearing pillows apart in a sexual rage??? Come on!! I need more!!!!

  6. I love this blog!

    Thanks again for a great read and very interesting content!


  7. Thank you for that video of Pink singing Bobby that song and she does a really good job.

    Poor Melanie-sorry, I was just teasing a bit about the Def Leppard...I know there are plenty of times I put the wrong band with the song...hey, didn't all those 80's hair bands look alike? My mom thought they all sounded alike-LOL.

    Movie horses-one of my all time favorites has always been the bald-faced, 4-stocking legged, chestnut horse that Slim Pickins rode in Blazing Saddles. If you really look at that horse, he is a really well made and attractive horse. Ever notice that the "real" cowboys in those old westerns always seemed to ride just a little bit better horses than anyone else?

  8. How on earth did you know that those two black horses were the same? Are you on an inside track somjewhere! You rock!

  9. Just randomly stubled across this, I also have a strange obsesion for movie horses lol. I love Asfaloth the Andualusian Arwen rides, I think he's beautiful.

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