do u ever go to unfollow someone but then u see some rly good posts and u just kind of
you can stay
It really is only about the horse, no matter how far they take you.
Even when you wake up at four in the morning for your lesson, or they refuse sixteen times that day, and you have to walk them through a downpour when the morning is still dark, and the sun isn’t even there halfheartedly. Even when you reach the point during your ride where you go numb from exhaustion, and that oxer is coming up too quick. It’s still always about the horse.
Remember that they wake up with you. They’re walking in the downpour beside you, their head at your elbow, following you through the dark even though the wind is coursing around you and everything inside them tells them to run.
Their refusals are less out of malice and more the product of knowing their own limits.
They know your limits.
Notice the way he sinks back onto his haunches when he slides to a stop, or adjusts himself underneath you to keep you from falling.
Recognize that he tires with you, his breathing matches your own, but when you ask yourself to keep going he mirrors you and matches your effort.
Notice the way his eye softens and his breathing evens when you’re close to him, the way he exhales in the wash stall as the water hits him, and how he remains motionless for you when you apply his standing wraps.
Watch the way he flicks his ears toward you while grazing, or the muffled nicker in your direction when you put him away. Look back after you close his stall door. See him watching as you walk away. Go back and hug him, because it’s about him and always will be.
This made me tear up for real though.
The best thing about a new NYC mayor is that both candidates have promised to get rid of the carriage horses at central park. I dont want to see sad horses anymore on the street
Hmm, another backer with zero insight on horses, their behaviours, and the industry as a whole. Now that’s what’s sad.
To be fair those horses are severely overworked and their feet are usually crap because of all the walking on the pavement and it really is a lot of wear and tear on the horses bodies.
They’re also stabled in uncomfortable and highly unsafe conditions, have no turn out, and spend all day breathing in car fumes.
Bullshit. They work regular hours, they get impeccable farrier work done as needed, they are kept in large box stalls with 24 hour stable staff, fire sprinklers, and constant care, in buildings BUILT FOR STABLING CARRIAGE HORSES and sent on vacation more frequently for months at a time.
I think you’re too ignorant on this topic to be helped, so you just sit and drown in your sea of wrong while I sail past in my ship of right.
LOL what is this even.
You keep playing in that sea of wrong, I think the rest of us prefer reality?
What I get from your other arguments is something to the effect of “well at least they’re not dead”.
Yeah it could be worse, but it could also be better. In your reality, is it ideal for a horse to breath in car fumes, tread around on pavement all day, have no access to grass or space to run around and roll in?
There’s something called an ‘unwanted horse problem’ in America. These horses have grain and water, with a job. And are always in good weight. These horses don’t know how bad or good they have it you know why? Because they’re fucking horses with a promised meal at the end of the day and a good nights rest.
These animals aren’t suffering real abuse or neglect. Yeah, they have a hard job but guess what so do other horses in various disciplines. If you demolish the carriage programs, you’re putting more thousands of people and horses out of a good job. Which is not the right thing to do when our economy can’t support half the population, not to mention the horse population…
This is why we need humane slaughter. These horses work for a living, if they don’t have a job they have nothing. No food. No water. Probably abandoned somewhere and left to die. Stop putting a PETA filter on everything, it isn’t as bad as you make it out to be.
More Macklemore, less Robin Thicke.
And yet a huge percentage of Tumblr hates him. Not trying to be confrontational, but could someone please explain to me why this is?
Because he is a straight white guy and Tumblr isn’t always right.
Yup. A lot of people like to ignore all the good things he does simply because he is part of the privileged. Never mind that he flat out acknowledges this in Same Love. (“I may not be the same, but that’s not important.”)
BLESS YOUR SOULS.
BLESS YOUR FUCKING SOULS.
I ABSOLUTELY CANNOT STAND THAT FUCKING A LOT OF TUMBLR HATES MACKLEMORE.
BECAUSE HONESTLY, HE WAS EVERYTHING THEY WERE COMPLAINING WHITE PEOPLE AREN’T AND NOW THAT THEY GOT A FUCKING ROLEMODEL THEY SUDDENLY COMPLAIN?????? BECAUSE HE’S WHITE?????
Macklemore grew up privileged, yes, but he understands the inequality and the disturbing gap between rich and poor. He has a song called White Privilege:
"Hiphop started off in a block that I’ve never been to
To counter act a struggle that I’ve never even been through
If I think I understand just because I flow too
That means I’m not keeping it true, nope.”
"But as I’m blessed with the privilege, they’re still left with the scars"
AND HAVE YOU HEARD HIS SONG CLAIMING THE CITY???
"I grew up on Capitol Hill,
With two parents and two cars.
They had a beautiful marriage, we even had a swing set in our yard.
My mom didn’t have a job, because my dad made enough money that we could live comfortably and he could support us.
Now, he commute to Tacoma, so we knew we be good.
But then I realized everybody looked just like me in my neighborhood.
I go to school, which was diverse.
But indeed us, I got sandwiches and Capri Suns well my friends ate their free lunch.
It’s crazy trying to look back, cause when I was growing up
I didn’t understand the fact was there’s something called a social status.
And my black friends wanted my financial bracket.
And then my city’s divided,
From neighborhood to neighborhood
We’re polarized but we claim we’re progressive.
The police shoot in the hood but never once in my residence.
As a white person been shot at we’d stopped in a Lexus.
And to think that we have claimed that so much has changed”
OH GOODNESS ME, HE’S SUCH AN ASSHOLE. HE’S SO PRIVILEGED GOD.
HOW ABOUT A WAKE???
"Don’t wanna be that white dude, million man marchin’
Fighting for our freedom that my people stole
Don’t wanna make all my white fans uncomfortable
But you don’t even have a fuckin’ song for radio
Why you out here talkin race, tryin’ to save the fuckin’ globe
Don’t get involved with the causes in mind
White privilege, white guilt, at the same damn time
So we just party like it’s nineteen ninety nine
Celebrate the ignorance while these kids keep dying.”
Tumblr needs to hop down off it’s high fucking horse and instead of turning against a potential role model and ally to all that they’ve been fucking preaching about JUST BECAUSE HE’S PRIVILEGED AND WHITE, maybe make him an icon because he’s not rapping about disrespecting women. He’s making a small change. But because he grew up with a well structured family environment and he was able to afford everything he desired, he’s suddenly the enemy.
Macklemore hate is proof that Tumblr’s brand of militant social justice is just made up of a bunch of people with either a victimization fetish and/or a hateful, angry heart seeking acceptable targets, and they then proceed to poison the people that really just want to do good, ultimately mangling a good cause beyond recognition.
And 99% of people who complain about the first lyric of “Same Love” have never actually listened beyond that. Somebody tells them “The song starts with ‘when i was in the third grade i thought that i was gay’” and they start clutching their pearls because surely the whole song is just some straight dude making lgbtqa rights all about him and how he thinks because he thought he was gay when he was eight he knows all about it. And maybe it’s not the best way to word the beginning of the song, BUT IF YOU ACTUALLY LISTEN OR READ BEYOND THAT it turns out it’s a segue into talking about ridiculous stereotypes and preconceived ideas about sexuality and questioning why someone would think it was a bad idea to be gay in the first place. And then it goes on to discuss the homophobia inherent in the music genre he’s a part of and calling his peers out on slurs and derogatory language and hypocrisy in religion, and it beautifully features Mary fucking Lambert, and goddammit I had trouble driving home when I first heard it in the car because I was fucking crying.
Macklemore is a privileged individual who consistently and vocally acknowledges his privileges and strives to use it to do legitimate good, which is everything Tumblr claims it wants, but as soon as he starts, they scream for him to shut up. Because their need to rage and scream and hate and wallow in willful ignorance is more important to them than seeing actual change take place anywhere in the world.
so glad i came across this post. you have to remember that tumblr :so called “activists” like to comment on anything that seems potentially bad, even if that means over-shadowing great points and progress that a lot of people, both gay and straight have wished for.
Of course they know.
There’s the Vargas brothers… Veneziano and Feliciano, then there’s Ludwig, and finally Kiku. Kiku is a little nervous sometimes, hon hon, but perhaps that is because he was dragged into the job by Feliciano and Ludwig (mainly Feliciano, though). These are the waiters around the restaurant….
And then there’s Yao.
He is the other chef…. Normally he is… okay, but sometimes he has his more… questionable moments, non?
I’m sorry but I was totally expecting that to be an innuendo
LOL OH SHIT ITS BACK
I like how the mustard doesn’t even fucking squirt out. Like wow what a worthless ass ghost.
My cat started doing this to wake me up.
oh hell no
that is not a cat that is a jungle creature
whO THE FUCK TOLD YOU THAT THING WAS A CAT
This is terrifying
THAT CAT IS HALF THE SIZE OF THAT DOOR HELL NO
humans are fucking pathetic look at this little nigga come out of his egg on his own no crying no helpless “wah wah cut my umbilical cord” bullshit he come out and he already on the hunt for reptilian pussy no fear no games. and we’re the evolved species? smh
That cat is not even playful, he is downright -concerned- about this fucking penguin aelinawhwa
CAT: ARE YOU OKAY SMALL WIBBLY ANIMAL
S-sir? Sir, what are you-
Sir, are you-
Sir, please stop.
Are you okay?
I can’t remember if I blogged this or not but oh my fucking cute.
today is bisexual awareness day. be aware of bisexuals. they are out there, and they are dangerous.
Steve Rogers + that plaid shirt
sketching some cute patoots I’ve never drawn before
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