Horse herpes outbreak forces rodeo queens to ride stick ponies - ksl.com
This is one of those things that has to be shared. I'd feel sorry for these girls and the embarrassing situation they were put in, except that they took it so seriously.
Two of my favorite lines: "With a stick horse it's a lot different because you have to do all the work and I think it's going to be a lot more tiring than with a real horse."
"It will give you experience for if you happen to have a problem like this later in life. You already have the experience of riding a stick horse!"
I'm going to have to visit with my parents about this. I don't remember ever riding a stick horse when I was growing up. You'd think that if they loved me, they'd have given me a stickhorse so I'd be prepared for problems like this later in life.
(Be sure to watch the news story if you want a good laugh.)