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Posted on Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Dave!For the past two hours I've been trying to schedule the things I want to do in-between the things I have to do... and failing miserably. There aren't enough hours in the day. There aren't enough days in the month. This is a problem that only massive sums of money could ever fix (nothing opens doors and makes things possible like a wad of cash)... but, alas, I only have $23.00 to my name just now.

Ah to be obscenely wealthy! I'd love to have unlimited piles of money to throw at problems so they go away.

On an entirely unrelated subject... I was watching the Olympics on television when Mitt & Ann Romney came up because their horse, Rafalca, will be competing in "dressage" later this week. I don't know much about the sport except it looks like a hideous amount of training is involved to get the horsey to trot around in exactly a certain way like that.

But putting my lack of "dressage" knowledge aside, watching the news had me dead-curious to know how the Romneys managed to get Rafalca to London. I mean, seriously, it's not like they just walked the horse onto the plane and plopped him down in a First Class seat between them... something seriously crazy has to be involved in flying horses across the Atlantic. And what about jet lag? Do horses get jet lag?

This burning curiosity resulted in my Googling all kinds of crap about horse transport.

Apparently, horseys are put into special "stall containers," then loaded on a cargo plane which has a horse-care specialist onboard. Owners can choose from "economy" (three horses to a stall) or "business class" (two horses to a stall)... but I suppose since cost is no object to Mitt, he could insist on a private stall if Rafalca doesn't play well with others. In any event, the horses are well cared for on their journey, getting plenty of hay and water as needed. No mention was made on what they do with all the horse doo-doo and pee-pee to keep the plane from stinking, but I'd imagine it involved giant pairs of Depends made especially for horses...

MEGA-SIZE Depend Undergarments for HORSES!

Oh... and in case you're curious, horses can get jet lag... but it's often not nearly as serious a condition as humans can get.

Since I don't get jet lag much either, I guess that makes two parts of me that are horse-like now.

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  1. That last line was awful……but I’d have used it myself.

    • Dave2 says:

      Really? I don’t know how referring to my “horse sense” could be considered “awful,” but okay.

      I mean, it’s not like I made reference to my giant horse-sized penis or anything.

  2. Lisa says:

    Why would he treat the horse any better than his dog? He probably has the horse strapped to the roof of the plane. The horse shit can be hosed off when the plane lands.

  3. Poppy says:

    I clicked through to let you know that image made me lol. Horsies in diapers!

  4. Meg says:

    Hi! Can I use your horse diaper image in my blog? It doesn’t really have anything to do with horse pee as a whole, but there is an aside about a horse taking the biggest piss i’ve ever been witness to, and this image would make a great visual addition. I can give you credit of course! Let me know, thanks!
    Meg

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