Oprah Buys Horse Farm… But Not Horses

Oh, Oprah. You just spent $28 million on a horse farm that any equestrian would die for, and you don’t even want any horses.

Now, let’s get something straight right off the bat: Oprah is an inspiration who has touched untold thousands of lives through television and media as well as philanthropy. She’s been called one of the most influential women in the world and has donated over $400 million to educational causes. She clearly has worked very hard to be where she is today, and deserves to enjoy some of the finer things in life.

Which, apparently, does not included horses. Oprah recently paid a whopping $28 million for the Seamair Farm estate in Montecito, California, in a neighborhood including the likes of Jeff Bridges, Ellen Degeneres and Drew Barrymore. Check this place out — it’s complete with a picture-perfect barn, ample turnout, tons of privacy and a lovely home.

Unfortunately for equestrians everywhere who were hoping that Oprah was touching base with her horse-loving side, the icon has apparently decided not to use the property for equines. Sage Auctions reported in a press release that Oprah “does have an amazing vision for this property.”

Okay, we understand — Oprah has earned the right to do whatever she wants with her money, and who are we to stop her? On the other hand, as space for equestrians and horse-related activities is at a premium all over the country with farmland rapidly disappearing to developers, it’s a huge shame that this pristine farm won’t be used to house horses in the future.

Oprah, if you change your mind and want to buy a horse or two, you’ll have Horse Nation rooting for you every step of the way.

Go riding!

[Oprah Winfrey Buys $28 Million Horse Farm at Auction; See Inside the Picturesque 23-Acre Estate]

There Was A Pony On The Bachelor

And sending him home the first night without a rose was the worst.

I have a confession to make. I watch The Bachelor and The Bachelorette … at least for the first few weeks when everything is crazy and the plot makes me feel better about my rational life choices. When it drags into the doldrums of “real” relationships I tend to lose interest, but until then I get my giggle on.

This week marked the Season 20 premiere of the infamously garish dating show and with it came a contestant I could finally root for. Horse Nation, meet Huey the Pony.

Huey belongs to Maegan, a 30-year-old self professed cowgirl that hails from Weatherford, Texas. Judging by her contestant biography, this girl is basically my sister from another mister.
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Which brings us to the biggest mistake ever made on The Bachelor, Maegan and Huey were sent home. How could this be, Ben? He is so darn cute and Maegan’s favorite movie is Secretariat! Judging by this picture, Bachelor Ben was probably just growing tired of Huey stealing the show.

C’est la vie, Huey! Whatever, you’re still the absolute cutest.

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P.S. There was also a woman in a unicorn mask, because … it’s The Bachelor.

Go Riding.