August 18, 2013

It's Clint Eastwood on a miniature pony in 1970.

(Just something random from the past, that is, something from Retronaut.)


Baronger said...

Clint Eastwood is big. It's the horses that got small.

Gahrie said...

...and an attack on Eastwood by the PETA-nuts will commence in 3-2-1-.......

James Graham said...

Gee, it's only Sunday morning and I can already correct a real blogger.

That's a miniature horse, not a pony.

Ann Althouse said...

"That's a miniature horse, not a pony."

That doesn't look like the miniature horses pictured in the article on miniature horses, and even there, I see a debate about whether miniature horses are ponies:

"Horse or pony? There is an ongoing debate over whether a miniature horse should possess horse or pony characteristics. This is a common controversy within the miniature horse world and also is a hot debate between mini aficionados and other horse and pony breed owners. While technically any member of Equus caballus under 14 hands (142.24 cm) is termed a "pony," many breeds, including some miniature breeds, actually retain a horse phenotype and their breed registry therefore classifies them as horses. Some miniature horse breed standards prefer pony characteristics such as short, stout legs and elongated torsos, while others prefer ordinary horse proportions..."

The animal with Clint has pony characteristics. In any event miniature horses ARE technically ponies.

If you look up pony, you'll see a pony is only a small horse. It's not a different animal from a horse.