ON THE LIGHTER SIDE:
JAY LENO: "Well, thanks to the recent repeal of a congressional ban, horse meat is now legal to sell for consumption in the United States. And I tell ya, a lot of fast food chains are already jumpin’ on this. Today, McDonalds introduced the new Quarter-Horse with Cheese".
CONAN O’BRIEN: "This is a crazy story — Congress — did you hear this — Congress may allow Americans to start selling horse meat for human consumption. Yeah! When they heard the news, McDonalds immediately unveiled their new breakfast offering: The Sea Biscuit Biscuit".
RESPONSE: "Of course, McDonalds will have to pick up the pace if it hopes to run down Arby’s — which bolted from the gate years ago when it started offering Horsey Sauce!"
COURTESY PIONEER PRESS: Who says this is a do nothing congress? Horse feathers! Or perhaps, horse meat!
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ON THE HEAVIER SIDE:
To further complicate the issue, my uncle Alfred made me carry lead weights in order to be in compliance with weight requirements. He could squeeze more race out of a horse than anyone I ever knew. It was his theory that the lead weights would be less restrictive on my back than on the horses. He was also a penny pincher, so maybe it was more about squeezing the purse money.
Speaking of relatives, the Osborne’s are also related and have always played a big role in my involvement in horses. They were responsible for my first and last thoroughbred ride. May this article be a tribute to what they have meant to me and to the entire thoroughbred racing industry; for it is written:
ACTS: 3:25 "And in your seed all the families of the earth shall be blessed."
"PONY TALES by" Ponty is written by Ken E. Knight, the author of the “Knightro Report”, a nationally syndicated livestock-marketing column, which is featured in the "Farm And Livestock Directory" every month.