All I can imagine is old time-y people selectively breeding horses to have matching mustaches
Everything I know about the 1800s suggest this actually happened.
Idk why but this is really unsettling to me...
lets go lift our large triangular weights! Hup, hmph, heyooo
good for him, that looks fuckin bully as fuck
Eggs and steak and eggs and steak.
I do not like it.
Well. It needs a touch of wax, and the surrounding whiskers need shaving. That being said, this horse is knocking on the the door of preposterously dapper equine awesomeness.
That's what you should have for breakfast.
I think the proper term is "centaur".
Are you sure he's not just finishing eating a blond toddler?
All I can see is ...
I feel sick now, I don't know why :(
Hipster horse demands gluten free grain please.
Steak and eggs and eggs and steak.
Stop trying so hard to jerk off to it
He has a really posh English accent too. "Nay, nay and thrice nay".
Edit 1: I went 'nay', hindsight suggests shoulda gone 'neigh'?
Police find foal porn in his stable
Because it's fucking gross. That's why.
Fun fact, pigeons were bred in the 1800 to all sorts of exotic shapes and plumage for competition and Darwin noticed the almost unlimited potential for breeding to alter the shapes and sizes of them to ridiculous proportions. This helped reinforce the notion that breeding alone had enough potential to entirely change a species.
I got it
Just making sure you heard
♪ Look at my horse my horse is amazing ♪
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soooo, almost nothing?
I think human characteristics in animals can often be unnerving to people.
A friend of mine is a judge for horse beauty competitions(?!) and from what he says, the whiskers have some kind of utility for the horse. What the utility is, I couldn't even guess.
They're much like whiskers on any animal, they help aid positional awareness for the head and mouth, and are even more important for a horse due to the way the head is shaped and the eyes are placed. They keep it from slamming, scraping, or poking it's mouth against trees, limbs, rocks, and the like. I've never seen an actual mustache like that though, although there is usually a lot of small hairs that cover the upper lip area.
This is the first time I've ever seen a cue/queue grammatical error.
I bet the other horses think he's pompous.
So your head doesn't get stuck in tight spaces.
My horse used his to detect when the electric fence was on or off. That horse was too damn smart.
I didn't even click the link, and yet it's in my head - God Damn It!
Well that's unsettling.
This is the second post I've seen linking to a site that has a total of 2 images. ...The other being this one.
What's going on here?
Edit: My spidey senses are tingling.
Edit: After further investigation, I see both accounts that posted it were roughly made around the same time...
Edit: Awe. I scared him away. :(
He's a Neigh thiest.
I'm sad now.
It still needs a monocle and a top-hat.
No, horse do not all have them. They have whiskers that grow long like a cat's... but this is actually the first mustache I've seen on a horse and I was raised on and made my living on horses for a very long time.
Edit: yes I was around draft horses too, carriage driver in Chicago in fact
Fuck me daddy
Hey Copernicus! Why dont you navigate yourself to the back of the line with your feet and stand there with your shirt!
the notion that breeding alone had enough potential to entirely change a species
Saying that in the presence of pedantic biologists is akin to opening up a big ole can of worms. Speciation is quite a messy concept, which is kind of suiting for such a messy science.
So, apparently this is a thing. And people comb their !
What a save!
A horse walks into a bar. Bartender says, "Why the long face?" Horse says, "I have a mustache and you still went with that one?"
That horse fucks
Why the long face?
But why? I could understand if human mustaches were more universally seen as gross but that's not true
Steak and eggs and eggs and steak
That's what we want for breakfast.
Steak and eggs and eggs and steak.
Just making sure you heard.
(I love the old timey strongmen.)
Well now I'm wondering what utilities my whiskers have
So yes. A blonde toddler.
I've seen many horses through the years, but never seen nose hair remotely this crazy! It's so clean too!
A real neighsayer.
Nice try, CIA
Mustached Ride 25¢
It comes to something when a Horse can grow a better moustache than I.
Actually, all horses grow moustaches. Normally they are trimmed, but they do look super-cute on shaggier animals.
Also a horse person, I would shave that shit off.. We had a draft x at the barn I worked at and he had a tiny tiny moustache like this, it creeped me out. This is way worse
"oh young squilliams may you hand me my pouch of carrots"
"That is one of the supreme wonderful things I’ve ever realized, a horse with a body hair, Extra’s in full mustache this time of the year, horse have thoughtful facial hair."
I think this is my queue to step away from Reddit for the day.
Same, and I'm a horse person.
The whiskers help them detect their prey while foraging in unlit caves.
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I was just in Italy for a week and every time I said "scusi" or "mi scusi" I had to make a conscious effort to not laugh like an idiot
Peter stop doing what you're doing.
Give it a lick!
Back in 2009 for the 200th anniversary of his birth, the London Science museum had THE most incredible Darwin exhibition on.
Included were some of the very first editions of the origins of species,
A huge display of his pidgeots that he personally bred and evolved. I remember how massive they got the eye skin around some eyes to be so that it looked like the birds had flesh doughnuts on their faces,
The bone of the giant armadillo he identified in South America,
In a huge glass case, mounted on a big tree with a large selection of Darwin's actual finches.
This exhibition made a huge impact on me as I never thought I'd ever get to witness with my own eyes some of the most important pieces of scientific/biological/evolutionary history. But those fucked up pidgeottos and pidgeots will haunt me forever though. Creatures made to be things the universe never intended =\
Why are you a deleter? I find it quite annoying to come into a thread and find every third comment deleted in an interesting conversation.
Is it a privacy thing?
According to my Australian friends, everyone British and especially English is a Nigel.
Apparently the answer is "chirp chirp chirp chirp chirp chirp chirp"
Pas de soucis ;)
You are correct. All horses absolutely do not grow mustaches.
Source: have horses, do not have to trim their mustaches.
Thanks for ruining my view on horses
Buenos días caballo
I don't like this...
Aren't you a stud with your puns. My lady says I need to rein mine in. I can't be bridled.
Speciation is what happens after a substantial enough difference has been established between different populations of a species.
This can happen either because the species looks or behaves different enough that they no longer interbreed, or because the genome has differentiated enough that the two populations no longer produce fertile offspring (except in some rare occasions).
However, species borders are often difficult to define, especially in cases of ongoing speciation. For example, the difference between European herring gull and lesser black-backed gull do not generally interbreed in the wild and are considered separate species, but in captivity they can interbreed and produce viable offspring.
And then there are of course grey wolf (Canis lupus) and all its subspecies, which exhibit considerable differences between and even within them, yet are still considered the same species - or as with domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris) even the same subspecies.
Unless he found a line somewhere that would take him away from reddit
AY! SHUTUP-A WIT DA SHUTUP-A!
Yum, it taste just like raisins!
No biggie, I got you
I mustache you a question
Why the long face?
Helps them feel where the food is if they can't see it well