Horse Herpes Forces Rodeo Queens To Ride Stick Horses

This may well be the funniest 1 minute 15 seconds of local news I’ve ever seen:

Doug Mataconis
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Doug Mataconis held a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May 2010 and contributed a staggering 16,483 posts before his retirement in January 2020. He passed far too young in July 2021.


  1. ZOMG!

  2. Richard Gardner says:

    Funny clip, but equine herpes isn’t funny. There is pretty much a quarantine on horse movements in the PNW. This is a contagious respiratory disease that can cause death (not a sexual disease).

  3. Boyd says:

    I had to figure out this was from Salt Lake City just to be sure it wasn’t from The Onion. Which I suppose indicates just how good The Onion is at their job.

  4. Murray says:

    I was expecting the Onion News Network.

    Reality trumps fiction. Absolutely hilarious.