How many times have you been watching a movie or reading a book and thought “that’s a horse I would love to own”?
It doesn’t matter how fictional or unrealistic they are, you can’t help but fantasise about owning one of these amazing creatures. Often, they’re the characters your childhood dreams were built on.
Let’s take a look at the top 8 fictional horse characters.
1. Mr Ed.
Horse riding is all about communication. But don’t you just wish you could actually speak to your horse. It would make things so much easier.
The famous Mr Ed could talk – in fact, he could barely stop talking!
Gandalf’s noble horse from The Lord of The Rings. Shadowfax is perhaps the most noble and dignified of any fictional horse character.
Shadowfax was ‘foaled in the morning of the world,’ the original and perfect horse.
In fact, he’s almost the most dignified character ever written, animal or human. It’s not so much that you’d like to own Shadowfax, but that you’d like to know him.
A thoroughbred with too much spirit for ploughing fields, Joey is the storied character of War Horse, the wildly successful book, film and stage play.
The best-natured of all the horses on the list is Bullseye, from the Toy Story films.
More like a puppy, Bullseye is full of enthusiasm and friendliness.
The colourful, beautiful flying horse from RainbowBrite, the 80s cartoon series.
Starlite was able to fly on rainbows, and her colourful mane and tail made her an excellent horse to fantasise about.
The horse from The Neverending Story who, in the novel, is actually a speaking character.
A complicated character, Artax’s death was a difficult one for most readers, but reminds us of the emotional complexity of the horses we love.
A horse capable of talking, but hiding his gift from his war-mongering owners, Bree is another complex character from the Chronicles of Narnia.
8. Black Beauty.
For some of us, this might have been our first horse love.
The novel does an excellent job of stokes the fires for a horse lover, reminding us of the need to treat every animal with love and respect.
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6 Of The Most Unique Farms In The World
The homely vision of a farm in ones mind is totally up ended when viewing these extraordinary farms whom have cultivated as tourist curiosities due to their one of a kind activities.
Snake Ranch, Australia
This snake farm is one of the largest reptile farms in the world. 15 species of snakes are bred on the farm, most of which are pythons. What makes this reptile farm unique is that the ideal habitats for the snakes have been designed for their residence, these are known as snake nurseries.
Spider Goat Farm, United States
The goats bred on this farm have been genetically modified, being inoculated with the spider gene. This means the goats give milk containing Nephila comaci silk. The silk is separated from the milk and used in products such as fishing line, surgical thread and bullet proof vests.
Black Ivory Coffee Farm, Thailand
Black Ivory is a very expensive coffee, the price for 450gm being close to 500 dollars. on this farm elephants play a key role in the production of the coffee. After the beans are collected they are fed to the elephants and then the elephant dung is cleaned to reveal the peeled coffee beans. This process ensures the coffee to be devoid of bitterness unlike other similar products.
Swansea Biopharm Leech Farm, United Kingdom
This unusual farm does not look like a farm, but rather like a sterile laboratory. Each year the farm supplies about 60000 leeches to health centres and hospitals for medical healing processes.
Armstrong’s Cricket Farm, United States
This farm raises crickets for the purpose of fishing bait. in addition to crickets, other kinds of feeding such as worms are bred. The farm is particularly remarkable for breeding domestic crickets. The farm is open to visitors, being an interesting attraction.
Georgetown Swiftlet Farm, Malaysia
A special breed of birds known as Swiflets are bred on this farm. The purpose for the breeding is unique as it is the birds nests which are the purpose for this absurd farm. The nests are a delicacy served in the world’s best restaurants, used in the famous bird’s nest soup.