26 Aug 2006, Comments Off on Friday Horse Blogging: No horse was harmed in the writing of this blog post

Friday Horse Blogging: No horse was harmed in the writing of this blog post

Author: Helen

OK, so I didn’t finish it and posted it on Saturday.

Let me set the scene. I’m reading an excellent blog called Real Men Are Not, which I’ll get around to blogrolling just as soon as I get my lazy ass IN a chair to update said blogroll. RMAN’s current post takes me to a reference to Tom Leykis, who I look up on Wikipedia, because I haven’t heard of this particular wingnut (and isn’t there a plethora of fascinating wingnuts in the US, due to their larger size and population generally?) Anyway, I see a reference to this gem on Tom Leykis’s Wikipedia entry which causes me to spray PInot Noir on the keyboard, except it’s not Pinot Noir but some bloody newfangled stuff called Shiraz Durif:

Leykis has caused considerable controversy over the years by revealing on-air the names of such individuals as the following:

*Kenneh Pinyan, the Boeing Co. employee dropped off at a Seattle hospital dead from a perforated colon, later found to have engaged in bestial sexual intercourse with a horse


So, of course I had to follow the link to Kenneth Pinyan

the deceased, concerned about appearing in hospital with an unusual internal injury and the effect on his security clearance as an engineer for aerospace company Boeing, had apparently refused his friends urging to attend hospital for several hours after being aware he was internally injured, and was either beyond treatment, or dead, when he finally reached ER. According to anonymous sources on forums where such material was distributed, he was considered very experienced at receiving anal sex from stallions, and had recognized the potential risk posed by such actions.
Reports suggest that despite seizing and examining carefully a large number of such videos from the [horse agistment] property, no evidence of abuse was found:
“It was only after Pinyan died, when law enforcement looked for one way to punish his associates, that the legality of bestiality in Washington State became an issue … The prosecutor’s office wanted to charge [his friend] with animal abuse, but the police found no evidence of abused animals on the many videotapes they collected from his home. As there was no law against humanely [having sex with] one horse, the prosecutors could only charge [him] with trespassing.”


Prosecutors later determined that the horse, an Arabian stallion named “Bullseye” [well, at least he went for the better-looking horses] which had apparently regularly engaged in penetrative sex acts of this kind, had not been injured …

Well, fair enough, but has this horse been properly counselled? How has his future ability to bond with his herd been affected?

Anyway, while this kind of thing is never going to become a serious problem, this kind of thing is:
Image from www.heraldsun.com.au

Don’t mean to be callous towards Damien Oliver, but he has the whole country sympathising with him. Maybe a few of us could spare a thought for Langarza and all the others like him, broken and galloped while still babies (and because they all have a formal “birthday” on 1 August, some of them really, really are), fed a mess of supplements and crap which are designed for optimum performance in the short term and not health in the long term, and generally used and abused for a multimillion dollar industry.

Comments (0)

  • Luke says:

    Hey Helen! Thanks for the kinds words 🙂 And I think we share a disgust for horse-racing (or any sort of animal-related sport for that matter). Animal rights aren’t my main focus but the worst kinds of “sports” or forms of entertainment are, to me, the ones that are driven by the abuse of others or ones that are extremely privileged and economically discriminating.

    oh yikes, the Boeing horse thing…I can tell you that it became one of Seattle’s most embarassing moments in the national spotlight. But funny enough the local news stations couldn’t get enough of it.

  • Thanks for enlightening us on the tale of Kenneth Pinyan. There are many things in this world that I don’t know anything about and I’m always happy to learn, but I’m sure Kenneth’s story is one I could have managed not knowing about. This story just goes to prove the point that no matter how sick, or weird something is, there is going to be someone, somewhere getting their jollies over it. (Just like whatever animal, plant or other crap you can name, somewhere in the world people will be eating it.)

  • armaniac says:

    On the other hand the races are a great opportunity to pull out a nice cravatte…

    Bestiality is usually an offence in itself, certainly in oz. One of the leading legal precedents on “attempt” in criminal law involves whether someone standing on a bucket behind a horse with their “prodder” in their hand when busted could be said to have “attempted” bestiality with said equine companion.

    No, I can’t remember the outcome, I think it might have been “not yet”!

  • Helen says:

    Absolutely, standing on a bucket, a clear health and safety violation! Now if he hadda used a non-slip ladder…

    And apologies Ian in Canberra, i think you’ll find the horse-f**ing posts on this blog are relatively few though.

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