Eric Berry Explains Everything You Wanted To Know About His Fear Of…

After discussing the excessive celebration penalty that the Chiefs were flagged for on Monday Night Football—you know, for celebrating the touchdown that never officially happened—Kansas City safety Eric Berry took a moment to explain to reporters everything there is to know about his longtime case of equinophobia,… » 11/14/12 10:45pm 11/14/12 10:45pm

As If Being Arrested For DUI While Riding A Horse Weren't Bad Enough,…

Lexington, Kentucky. Home to basketball, bluegrass, bourbon, and—strangely—the best Cuban sandwich I've ever eaten. It's also home to horses, some of which are people's modes of transportation. When a man found himself running afoul of Johnny Law while atop his steed, it seems that makes it a story worthy of leading… » 9/19/12 9:00am 9/19/12 9:00am

This Horse Was Ready For The Olympics To Be Over

So despite reports of general good temperament (at least compared to Beijing) we had a few incidents with the equestrian horses provided for the modern pentathlon event. The first, of course, is our rodeo moment, but sometimes the horses decide to jump fences that aren't even part of the course, as this one did… » 8/13/12 9:15am 8/13/12 9:15am

Horse Goes Nuts During Equestrian Portion Of Modern Pentathlon, Turns…

We told you yesterday about the weird event of modern pentathlon, one discipline of which is show jumping with an "unfamiliar horse." It seems the horses aren't always fond of their unfamiliar riders, as steed Shearwater Oscar went nuts at the beginning of his run with Korean rider Hwang Woojin, bucking the… » 8/11/12 12:22pm 8/11/12 12:22pm

This Is, We Think, The First Olympian To Poop During His Event

Mystery Whisper finished a disappointing 23rd during this morning's show jumping finals. (And I guess the guy on his back did too, but it's sort of screwed up that the horses don't even receive medals, so we're going to start ignoring the riders.) It might have been a case of the nerves, as the 12-year-old dropped a… » 7/31/12 4:35pm 7/31/12 4:35pm