Horsing Around With Royalty

President Ronald Reagan shared Queen Elizabeth II's love of horses. During a state visit to the United Kingdom, the President accepted the Queen's invitation to go horseback riding together. As the two leaders rode along, the Queen's horse suddenly began expelling gas loudly, in sync with each step. The Queen was mortified and said, "Oh, I am... Continue Reading →

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Ridicule for the Gentleman Cowboy

Theodore Roosevelt was a man's man -- the very image of individualism, strength, and courage. It is hard to imagine anyone making fun of the man who would become the 26th President of the United States. There was a period of time, however, when Roosevelt less resembled the Rough Rider of legend and looked a... Continue Reading →

Forget Playing with Pigskin; This Sport Really Gets Your Goat

If basketball or hockey isn't your thing, consider taking up the sport of buzkashi. Originating with the Turks and Mongols sometime between the 10th and 15th centuries, its name means "goat dragging." The name describes it well. Buzkashi games are played between horse-mounted players who compete to see who can drag a decapitated goat carcass... Continue Reading →

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