Thursday, March 26, 2009

Short Shrift

Saddled With Quite A Reputation

English fire crews have been called out four times to rescue a tiny pony - because its legs are so short people think it's stuck in mud. Two fire engines and a specialist lifting vehicle have been despatched four times at a combined cost of about £8,000 to save the horse, which is half the size of others in the same paddock.

FOOTNOTE: Pony express.

16 comments:

74WIXYgrad said...

I think War recorded a song about that pony-"Low Rider."

Shadow said...

for real??? this is truly amusing...

Daryl said...

A lot of do-gooders seem to pass that way

Artist Unplugged said...

Omgosh, kind of funny....what about that 'Short People' song from years back.

Barbaloot said...

Being cursed with short-leg-syndrome myself, I know just how that poor pony feels:)

Maggie May said...

Rumour has it that we are a nation of animal lovers......
However, sometimes I am forced to dispute that when I read of what goes on.
Maybe the owners need to put a notice round it's neck *I only have short legs*!

Nessa said...

I thought firedepartments only rescued cats in trees.

Tessa said...

HOOT! Only the English - gotta love 'em!

Kathryn Lantz said...

I would have loved to call someone to save horses we saw in Puerto Rico while my mom was working there! What a shock it was to see a bunch of pick up trucks drive by on the highway with 1-2 horses tied up standing in the back!

I guess they never really had any problems doing that though, never once saw a horse n' truck accident on the side of the road!

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Aww, so glad to know there are so many animal lovers in the world...you tell truly a humorous "tail" but it is not short of heart!

Pinkerbell said...

The pony sounds cute - I'd like one.

What about this idiot?

http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/UK-News/Sat-Nav-Cliff-Edge-Drama-In-Todmorden-Driver-Led-To-100ft-Precipice-By-BMWs-Navigation-Device/Article/200903415248539

(You can just about see my house in the picture - watched the rescue from my window)

The Muse said...

LOL...perhaps a SIGN is in order :) LOL

Glennis said...

Its nice that so many people have wanted to rescue the pony, but it must be getting very expensive for the owner having to pay call out fees.

Cath said...

Third. This is the third time I have seen it other than here! Ta-daaa!

It is a cute story and a cute pony. Just short legs that's all!

Shrinky said...

What a load of pony - only in the UK, eh? Grin.

Janet said...

I do think after the first couple of times the owner might have put a sign on the fence.