Monday, January 28, 2013

Horse Shaming Contest!

YAY! Finally we have 200 followers and I can run a new contest.

I have put a lot of thought into this one. I call it:


If you haven't checked out the website Dog Shaming, um, what rock have you been hiding under? Go look.

Anyway, to enter the contest, email me a photo and blurb shaming your horse (email: axford.k AT What does your horse do that really makes your blood boil? Do they trash their stall? Do they harass the barn cat? Chew on the fencing? Refuse to eat their hay unless you fluff it up each night? Throw shoes like they're the morning paper each day? Break out in hives if you even just mention fly spray? Injure themselves once a week? Horses do a lot of really stupid things and these tend to cost a lot of money and time to fix. This is your chance to get them back for all the havoc they cause. Be creative!

Entries must be in by this coming Sunday, February 3 2013 at NOON. By the end of the day on Sunday, I will post all of the entries and voting will start. There will be two winners: one with the most votes, and one randomly selected winner. The voting will end on Sunday, February 10th and the winner will be announced on Monday, February 11th.

The winners can pick from either a single-sided hand-painted saddle pad or a custom 8x10 portrait of their horse or dog (sorry, no people).
example of a saddle pad

example of a portrait

More examples here on my Facebook page.

To give you some inspiration, here is Lucy's horse shaming claim to fame:

and yes, I really have witnessed her pulling perfectly good hay out of her hay net just to spit
it out, turn around, and use it as a toilet. GRRRRRRRRRRR.

If you don't have the ability to add the text to the image, don't worry. Just send me the image as an attachment and then let me know what you'd like it to say. I will add the explanation as the image's caption.


  1. AWESOME idea!! I can't wait to see what people come up with!

  2. Awesome idea! I dunno if I'll have something to contribute... I'll have to think on that one, haha.

  3. Love it! Sent you one of Hampton being shamed. :)

  4. So much fun!! I had a hard time picking one thing to horse shame Prince about.. what does that say about my horse??

  5. I caught Alcatraz peeing on a big heap of fresh hay I had JUST put out. Meanwhile, there was an old pile of hay less than ten feet away that he COULD have peed on instead -_- It's in their breeding, I swear! (Seriously, though, I wonder if it's because they're used to going in straw stalls to pee for testing at the track).

  6. Ooh this is going to be fun! I can't wait to see the entries! Too bad I don't have a horse to shame...yet

  7. Well poo! I haven't known Image long enough to find anything to shame him about yet...guess I'll have to giggle from the sidelines for this one!

  8. lol... yay this is a great idea!!!

  9. Great idea. I will send you a pic of hue tomorrow :)

  10. GREAT's going to be fun to see all the funny ones! I submitted my Frenchie to the Dog shaming MONTHS ago...and I never saw that he made it :( Ridic.

  11. .... but my horses are perfect!!! :(

    Seriously, what a fun contest idea. Can't wait to see these!


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