The Dutch rode horses on their highways during the 1970s oil crisis

The oil crisis of the 1970s meant that Americans had to wait in long lines to fill up their cars. But in the Netherlands, the government decided that the best way to conserve fuel was to ban cars for one day a week. How did people cope? They took their horses on the highway. » 12/12/14 12:08pm 12/12/14 12:08pm

L.A.'s First Public Transit Used Actual Horse Power

Public transportation was slow to arrive in Los Angeles, a city whose farthest reaches were still accessible by foot in the 1870s. But as the city began to stretch out over the surrounding landscape, some form of regular, wheeled transportation around town became a practical necessity. And in the beginning, horses… » 4/23/14 5:39pm 4/23/14 5:39pm

This Tiny Horse With a Prosthetic Leg Will Melt Your Cold, Snarky Heart

Where to even begin with this! Adorable miniature horse Midnite—and don't you dare call him a pony—lost most of his rear leg under negligence of a previous owner. Unable to bring themselves to euthanize the wee man, Ranch Hand Rescue worked with Forth Worth's Prosthetic Care to fashion him a tiny prosthetic horse… » 3/24/11 12:20pm 3/24/11 12:20pm