Saturday, June 13, 2009

Mystery Horse

I have grown weary of you all continuing to make a mockery of my weekly contest. I am sick of your arrogance and insolence. This week the gloves come off. Yes, this week, you have to tell me the name of the horse. "That is against the rules", you say, "You can not have a horse in the mystery contest!". I remind you, there are no rules in this game. Yes, this week, I watch you all go down to defeat! Let the Games Begin!!!!!

10 comments:

  1. little sorrel, the horse of Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson.

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  2. William,

    Ha! What a pathetic entry. You are all wrong.

    The Game Continues!
    PJM

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  3. Is that Winchester, the horse of Civil War General Sheridan?

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  4. Gina,
    NO FAIR! How did you get that so quickly! I am outraged! My contest was brought to an untimely end!

    Yes, it is in fact, Winchester, famous for his "Ride to the Front" with Sheridan.

    http://www.sonofthesouth.net/leefoundation/civil-war/1864/phil-sheridan-ride.htm

    Oh, I am upset. Next week you will all pay!

    PJM

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  5. Very quick Gina, well done.

    Had to laugh when I opened the
    blog and saw a stuffed horse.

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  6. My first guess would have been Stonewall Jackson's horse too, but after doing a search for famous horses I found the Smithsonian Encyclopedia listing all the horses in their collection. There was no picture, but upon further investigation I found a picture of good old Winchester. I guess the horses real name was Rienzi, but was changed to Winchester after Sheridan marched to Cedar Creek from Winchester, Virginia.

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  7. I knew this one would be over quickly today. Well played Gina.

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  8. Darn time zone difference. Saw Ruffin and thought PJM was throwing softballs, but then noticed that it was the consolation prize contest. Great idea. I would have never guessed you were going to have a mystery horse!

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  9. I think the horse is called Dave. and is very old and very very dead horse?
    :)

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  10. The first thing I thought when I saw this stuffed horse was....That's a morgan horse. The horses original name was Reinzi according to several historical Morgan horse websites.
    Both Stonewall and Sheridan rode morgan horses (most of the generals did) as they were the Elite breed of the day.

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