Wed Jun 29, 2005 11:55 pm Reply with quote
With regards to the legless horse...
Scenario #1: The owner/rider of "un"lucky #13 is on an independent racing team consisting only of himself and his faithful steed, Elmer. With their limited budget, they were forced to make their cart out of a converted push-mower. Sure, they'll be celebrating their victory, but not furlong.
Scenario #2: Elmer is only an eighth-horse. In order to be allowed to enter the race, his owner was forced to use makeshift leg extensions to make him a full quarter-horse. Of course, he could have used expensive extensions made specifically for this purpose but instead chose to make his own for a fraction of the cost. So Elmer has merely "thrown a shoe" or a "leg" as the case may be. In this case it was a Fruit-Roll-Up® and a length of twine.
Scenario #3: We just can't see the leg but have to assume that it's there because we see a shadow of that leg under the cart. Or at least that's what the unscrupulous provider of this pre-chopped picture would have us believe.