Osaka shrine’s sacred horse provides no bathroom privacy, lots of laughs after “remodeling”【Vid】

Horse just wanted to help, official Twitter account says.

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Beautiful mounted policewoman from Russia gallops into hearts of Japanese Internet users【Photos】

Justice is served with an aura of gorgeous gallantry.

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Is this the real-life? Is this just fantasy? Zelda fan summons Epona-like horse with music

No need to have Jeeves ready one’s horse when you can call one a la The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.

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Pony runs through Shibuya after escaping pet shop 【Video】

This little guy was keen for a bit of horsing around in Tokyo!

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Krispy Kreme Japan adds cute anime-style horse doughnut to their range at one store only

There’s just one store in the world that sells these and they’re available for eight days only.

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Cute Japanese pet owl channels its inner-cowboy, rides a singing toy horse【Video】

When your body is made to soar and screech, but your soul longs for spurs and steeds.

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Nara Prefecture’s “god horses” caught acting in a decidedly ungodly manner…【Pics】

“Quick guys! The gods aren’t looking! Let’s roll around in the dirt!”

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Mounted police officers in Kyoto get Heian Period outfits to match their ancestral colleagues

Though the Heian Period probably evokes more images of poetry and courtly love affairs than daring action, there was still plenty of work for the kebiishi, the peacekeepers of the time. Though the Heian court’s police force is now long gone, they remain a fixture of Japanese police history, and, in fact, served as the inspiration for the new uniforms to be worn by the Kyoto mounted police at this year Jidai Festival!

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Animal cruelty on Mt. Fuji? We investigate horses in Japan’s tourist trade

A concerned reader recently contacted RocketNews24 with regard to what appears to be a case of animal cruelty on Mount Fuji. As animal lovers, we got right on the case and, while doing our research, found ourselves learning all about abuse issues related to horses and signs of neglect. Our research took us overseas to the U.S., where we sat down to interview a horse trainer who speaks candidly about the reasons animal cruelty is so hard to eliminate.

In this article, we address our reader’s concerns about horses being used to carry tourists from station to station on Mount Fuji. We’ll also learn about equine nutrition, exercise, and mental health.

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Real horses too much hard work for you? Why not get yourself a robo-horse! 【Video】

A farmer and self-proclaimed invention-addict from China decided to create a more economical replacement for the common horse – one that doesn’t require any food or daily care. While this mechanical horse won’t be winning races any time soon, it does get some points for creativity! See it in action after the jump.

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Rising star of Japanese horse racing is as ridiculously fast as he is comically scatterbrained

There are two different ways “handicap” usually gets used in horse racing. One is to refer to the process of calculating which horse is likely to win, and how to profit from that intuition (also known as “being good at betting on horses”). The other is a system in which horses that have proven to be faster than the rest of the field carry extra weight in a race.

Today, though, we’re using it to refer to a horse that recently raced in Tokyo, who’s ridiculously fast but seemed to do everything he could to let his opponents pass him for the win.

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Is that a horse in your parking lot or are you just happy to see me?

While Japan is certainly home to a wide variety of animals, from adorable Shiba Inu to emotive puppies, one creature you don’t see too often is the horse. Sure, they’re out in the countryside doing horse stuff–eating, pooping, and running like the wind–but it’s not like you see a horse just hanging out in front of convenience stores. I mean, seriously, this isn’t The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.

Or is it??

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