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Horse Yoga

There's an old Jane Fonda movie called "Cat Ballou." It sort of dates you if you know this movie well. Lee Marvin won an Oscar for Best Actor. Those in the know have one simple shot in mind when they think of the movie and his performance. The morning after a bender, sitting on the back of his horse, leaning against a wall. His horse has its front legs crossed and is also leaning, looking as dissipated as his rider. Many people thought the horse deserved the Oscar.

I give you: Son of Cat Ballou. Khep the wonder gelding, doing horse yoga to get at some hay left in the saddling enclosure. Proving that horse in Cat Ballou was 1) not a fluke; and 2) not nearly as flexible as Khep. Photo courtesy of tcastleb.

Frog Out


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May. 31st, 2010 04:15 pm (UTC)
I'm a great fan of Cat Ballou! I often find myself singing its songs.
May. 31st, 2010 05:30 pm (UTC)
Dated, but fun!
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May. 31st, 2010 05:29 pm (UTC)
Somehow, I'm not surprised it came from his sire. His dam is far too dignified.
May. 31st, 2010 05:22 pm (UTC)
Hee! Great photo!

I've never, ever, ever seen a horse do that. Though I've seen them do a lot of strange things to get a treat.
May. 31st, 2010 05:28 pm (UTC)
Reportedly, Khep can twist to take a cookie off his own butt. They had to stop doing it though. Too many cookies and a lot of jealous horses, I think.
May. 31st, 2010 05:59 pm (UTC)
This is joy's fave move. I shld catch it and shaughns's belly scratching routine on film.... Thx for the smile:)
Jun. 1st, 2010 01:05 am (UTC)
I remember that movie and that scene! The horse did deserve something special but I suspect a carrot would have been more welcome than an Oscar.
Jun. 2nd, 2010 12:09 am (UTC)
That is a fantastic picture! Thank you for sharing.
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