Saturday, May 23, 2009

Don't just LIKE horses, be one!

I don't know about the leg extensions, but the 'spring-loaded hooves' sound like a great invention for dressage horses!

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Leg extensions turn humans into horses

Seattle artist Kim Graham says her Digigrade Leg Extensions "give a person the uncanny and graceful appearance of an animal." Granted, they don't look all that comfortable, though the artist insists it takes just 10 to 15 minutes of walking to get used to them. They're made of steel, cable, foam, and rigid plastic and add 14 inches of height to the wearer--kind of like stilts with an animal twist.

The extensions are custom-fitted and hand-fabricated, and they'll cost you between $750 and $780, or $1,000 with the optional spring-loaded hooves. If you're really set on fitting in at the stable and want a fur costume built around your leg extensions, that could cost you extra. Plus, Graham says it takes an additional three minutes to get into and out of the extensions when they're fur-enhanced.

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  2. Well, now, that's interesting. Seems to be mostly for actor types, impersonating satyrs and such. Cool! They do look like fun, but nothing I could ever walk in....bad knees would hate them.

  3. Those may just give me bad dreams. :) I think they're totally weird. I love my horse, but to be her? Not so much!

    Where do you get your stuff? You have the best horse products/

    Thanks for the best blog!

  4. They look more like goat hooves....ACK! It's the dreaded goat-people coming to take over the world!
    they do look kind of cool though - I wonder if it would be easier on a person with bad knees? Maybe then I could go running again, lol.

  5. That's... bizarre, to say the least. O.o

  6. boy thats creepy....guess its for the people who shoot Narnia as I cant imagine who else would use it except the centaurs....

    now for the real dilemma: barefoot or shoes? which will suit her better?

  7. What I do see as a positive for this is that riders often don't understand the anatomy of their horse's legs. This actually puts the equivalent to the horse's leg parts in approximately the right places to help a rider understand what they're asking.


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