• Άλογα «Ντύθηκαν» Ζέβρες, Αλλά Όχι για τις Απόκριες

    Τελικά, οι απρόμαυρες λωρίδες είναι το καλύτερο απωθητικό για τις μύγες, σύμφωνα με ένα πείραμα που θέλησε να απαντήσει στο γιατί οι ζέβρες έχουν ρίγες.

  • Invasion of the Cloned Horses

    The American Quarter Horse Association is “the world’s largest equine breed registry.” Now they’re going to get even larger, because a US court has ruled they must accept cloned horses' applications to join their exclusive club. Predictably, the...

  • Into the Weird - My New Disorder Means I'll Never Have to Go to a Rave Again

    In my 25 Earthling years of existence I have learned a lot, yet very few certainties other than this: things can always get weirder. My law-school educated parents moved me from St. Louis to a lizard-infested house on an island in the Caribbean to...

  • The Loneliest Cowboy in the World

    Faustino Barrientos has spent most of his 81 years in isolation. He works as a gaucho—the horse-riding shepherds of the harsh southern swath known as Patagonia.

  • On the Wagon

    Brain seepage, I think to myself as I watch paramedics tend to a rider who’s been ripped from his saddle. He’s not getting up. It’s the first hour of the first day of the National Championship Chuckwagon Races in Clinton, Arkansas, and I’m just...

  • What the Fuck Is a Renaissance Faire?

    I hung out at one in California to try to figure it out.

  • I Went to the Belmont Stakes So You Didn’t Have To

    The Sport of Kings may not have the bulimic jockeys, juiced horses, or crooked track owners of its heyday, but watching it is still one of the greatest thrills on Earth.

  • I'm Psychic... with Mary Gaitskill

    We talk sex, horses, military thinking, and writing.

  • The Sisters Brothers

    I was sitting outside the Commodore’s mansion, waiting for my brother Charlie to come out with news of the job. It was threatening to snow and I was cold and for want of something to do I studied Charlie’s new horse Nimble. My new horse was called Tub.

  • Extra Egg Room

    Starring He-Horse.

  • Fancy Dancer

    Gathering horse names for fun.