Okay Dobbin, now let’s try some ’70s disco clothes!
A reader in Kentucky writes in with a problem.
“Bob,” she begins, “I would like to put clothes on my horse, but it’s so hard to find stuff that fits. Her lineage is German, so it would be great to have her in traditional garb for Oktoberfest.”
After making damned sure that this reader doesn’t know where I live, I did some research for her.
There is a village in Bavaria called Kirchberg im Wald, which I think means “We’re totally nuts, so don’t come anywhere near us,” where horses are dressed in traditional costumes.
I guess just putting clothes on dogs and cats doesn’t quite offer the kick these Bavarians want out of life, so they have to humiliate horses.
What I do NOT want to know is whether these horse dresses are custom-made, or if they’re just off-the-rack items at women’s clothing shops. I’d rather just have that remain a mystery to me.
A cat jumps in front of women holding horses dressed in a traditional Bavarian Dirndl costume in the Bavarian village of Kirchberg im Wald, May 5, 2009. REUTERS/ Alexandra Beier