Just Ride This Stick With a Horse Head on It 

Multiple readers wrote in to suggest a story out of Farmington, Utah. The story’s headline?

Horse herpes outbreak forces rodeo queens to ride stick ponies

So first off, yes, apparently there’s a horse herpes (though it’s not an STD). As well, there’s a “rodeo queen” contest. And when they don’t have real horses to ride, they just use freaking stick horses.

Potential Rodeo Queen Riding A Stick Horse
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If you were trying to ridicule this contest was, could you come up with a more hilarious change? Don’t they realize this? Ah well. Check out the full photo gallery from KSL for more amazing photos, including a stick horse color-coordinated to an outfit.