Wednesday, July 7, 2010

My Little Pony?


Um, I just read this article in the LA Weekly about adults that enjoy pretending to be ponies. ?!?!??!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! PONIES.  Wow. WTF. Pause. WTF?!?!?!??!?!?!  If you are interested in the article, here is how it starts out:


A horse is a horse, of course, of course, except if it's actually a human. A woman known as Submiss Ann is a 54-year-old mother and grandmother and former children's party planner. In her off time, she enjoys pretending to be a pony.

Ann, who prefers that her last name remain private, often goes to deserted parking lots in the night with her trainer, Madac. They knot off a 100-foot clothesline at 5-foot intervals, set up a makeshift corral, and he takes her through her paces. She wears a headdress with long, blond, genuine palomino horsehair that matches her own long, blond human hair. She has a closet full of horsey stuff: stirrups and bridles and shoes with horse hooves on them.

She talks about this matter-of-factly, as if talking about dry cleaning.

"It's a very natural role-play," she says. "When I see my grandson, he'll push me to the ground, and he'll say pony Grandma! Pony! And he'll hop on my back, and take my braid, and we'll play pony. There's no reason that you have to stop that just because you get older. It still has the same fun."

Ann discovered pony play at age 50, and she isn't any old glue-factory nag. She sees herself as a Lipizzaner, a famous breed of Viennese horse known for its acrobatic prowess, which suits Ann's athleticism. She is slim and muscular with a long, bonny face and cheery aspect.

She submerges herself into the pony role, into the depths of pleasing her master. "It's a strong bond, like the one between you and your pet. When you walk your dog on a leash, does your dog feel subservient? Does your dog feel proud? There are many ways to look at that relationship."

Ann met her trainer, Madac, at a Hollywood party. There he was, this tall, handsome man, and she went trotting up to him and playfully put her reins in his hand. The introduction was less baffling than it sounds, as this was a party for sadomasochists, which Ann had been dabbling in during the weekends, when her kids were away at their dad's place.

In her mind, nothing compares to being a pony, to the incredible feeling of trotting across an obstacle course blindfolded while her trainer yells, "Giddyup." At those times, the conversation in her head drops out — the doubts, insecurities and nervous daily chatter. When her trainer says "Turn right," she turns right.

She closes her eyes as she speaks. "You're listening to the rhythm of his voice. You're getting into the mode of acting like a pony, moving like a pony. He may brush you with a face brush. You go over your gaits. It's like a game with infinite levels to it. Just like in ballet, there's always more perfection."



To read the rest of the article by Gendy Alimurung, click here.

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53 comments:

everythingisjustwonderful said...

Aggghhh! I saw an episode of Bones about pony play. It does not freak me out any less now than it did then.

Georgina Dollface said...

My eyes! My eyes!
I opened your post today thinking, "Hey my nieces love My Little Pony, maybe Drollgirl does too and we can compare notes on who has the most plastic figurines with hearts and stars on their bums!" But (pun intended)I really don't want to know what that woman has on her bum, do you? - G

5thsister said...

I think I was better off not knowing this.

Annie said...

WOW!! this is unbelievable!! haha!!

bananas. said...

"When i see my grandson, he'll push me to the ground and he'll say pony grandma! Pony! And he'll hop on my back, take my braid and we'll play pony..."

Uhhhhhhhhhhh...DOUBLE-U TEE EFFFFFF!!!!!!! WTF?!?! Should this woman be allowed around children? I'm seriously distrubed by this.

fishy said...

Ugh. Maybe I shouldn't be so concerned that I prefer animals to humans. But I would never pretend to be one. Eww.

Raina Cox said...

You should read Anne Rice's "Sleeping Beauty" erotica - your eyes will fall out of your head. Lots of pony play.

Prairie Chicken... said...

giddy up

love jenny xoxo said...

sooo weird!!! people are crazy!

Lorena said...

Ewwww something is not right-
I read the whole article hoping for enlightement but did not find any.
I just keep on thinking WTF IS HAPPENING WORLD ?

diane said...

Hahaha, 1. Word ver. is getsorti.
2. She's weird, really.
3. I'm more shocked by the fact that she doesn't look over 50.

Hanako66 said...

wtf

Alisa said...

Yikes!

besswess said...

So, here is a question....how does she trot around on all fours? Is she on her knees? Is her butt in the air? Does she have extensions on her arms? I'm pondering this. Secondly...why a parking lot? I'm thinking most real horses perfer a pasture.
Consistency! Gosh! Will these people get their role playing right?!?
Seriously, this was very disturbing!

Char said...

is that what that country song 'giddy on up' is about? LOL

i had heard about this on some csi something or another. but...so not for me. LOL

bravegrrl said...

i came across this strange phenomenon some years back... thank you for bringing back to the forefront of my mind. thank you very much!

hahaha!

Panty Buns said...

i can't say that i'm into the pony stuff myself, particularly since i'm not physically quite up to being ridden at the moment, but i've read of this fetish before. i have to admit that the idea of an equestrian woman laying into me with riding crops and whips turns me on. Those tight riding pants, high riding boots and whips are hot! Different strokes (literally) for different folks.

Lianne said...

This is just about the funniest thing I have ever seen. I'd love to see a picture of Madac.

buffalodick said...

Fruitcake...

blueviolet said...

Shoot, it's hard enough to be a member of the human race. Why take on another role?

St├ęphanie said...

Incredible !!!

Katy Mary said...

I'm pretty sure there was an episode of Bones about the same thing! So effing weird.

Kitty Stampede said...

Holy shitboxes. this is fucked. i agree that she shouldn't allowed to be around children. the fact that it's a sexual thing for her...WTF!!!
man, people got some strange ass fetishes. i'm all for experimentation but this is...is... i don't get it.

Christiejolu said...

Wow...I thought the photo was disturbing...It got worse...What a nutter!

Down and Out Chic said...

i knew there was an aspect of sadomasochism when i was reading this article and it was confirmed about halfway through!

Caroline said...

Yep...just goes to prove the saying is true...

"truth is stranger than fiction".

I could never dream up something like this.

Kaz said...

You know that when I say "I'm going to go out and flick my hair around in the breeze" that I'm not doing this right?

Right? Cos I'm not.

Laura Trevey said...

two words.... oh my!!

SabinePsynopsis said...

He may brush you with a face brush... WTF? WTF?!?!? Your posts ALWAYS make my day (and I think they are the only ones I share with the other half - I just enjoy his shocked face! Ha!!)

Kathryn said...

Wow, this puts Trekkies, Starwarians and Rocky Horror into the dull normal range.

I guess whatever trips her Trigger...I guess this case BEING Trigger.

The Seeker said...

OMG, this is weird!!!!

Luv to you

xoxo

ANDWHATELSEISTHERE said...

as weird as it sounds, i guess some folks just like to do what they wanna do. at least they are sticking to being truthful. it's a bit unflattering for others to see how they are living life differently from others, but i can't really seem to blame them though.

ANDWHATELSEISTHERE

SHOP

Claire Kiefer said...

I think it's funny that she wants her last name to remain anonymous but she doesn't mind a REAL PICTURE being strewn all over the internet. Makes a lot of sense. Also, the fact that "pony play" is an actual phrase is the most bizarre fucking thing I've heard in a long time!

I wouldn't be surprised if her visage shows up in my NIGHTMARES tonight.

the spectator said...

Mmmm!

I thought the same as Claire K's comment re not wanting her name released yet letting her photo be published.

L.A. Daze said...

Hmmmm when I was 9 my fellow barn rats and I would put together an obstacle course and pretend we were horses and jump the course...but we were horse crazy. I can't imagine doing that now! Ahahahaa.

abigail said...

I think there was a law and order episode about this, um, phenomenon?

crazy.

Dancing Branflake said...

This is the weirdest thing ever. The end.

Iva said...

ok so the best part of out this is drollgirls commentary "WTF. Pause. WTF?!?!?!??!?!?!"

I'll never look at a pony the same again. Especially not a Lipizzaner. If I can even tell the difference in horse breads lol

but for sure I will know a human-horse from a real horse...no matter how much they "submerge themselves into the pony role".

Heather Taylor said...

Alrighty then. Moving on...

Jenny. said...

This is my Facebook profile picture now. No lie.

Miss Caitlin S. said...

That's normal... not. hahahah, that is so weird!!!!


AND ps- yes, we definitely have a lot to do as a Country, I'm not saying USA is perfect so no worries there :)

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

O.M.G.

Asylum Dolly said...

Ahahahahahaa! Wait- what?

Well.......um....i don't even know what to say! I am filled with equal amounts of amusement and confusion. Each to their own i guess, but i can't say that i understand AT ALL!
We must be on the same wavelength though (meaning you and i, not pony lady!) because i just posted a ponyish drawing! there must be some kinda pony vibe in the air! i must say though, i have no desire to do any showjumping or to don a saddle and bridle...:S

"it's a very natural roleplay" Pffft! Okay, so the woman wanting to be a pony thing is a bit quirky, but what is weirder is that there are grown men fantasising about sexual activity with a horse. You just gotta wonder about that.

I've never understood S&M. Okay, i can SLIGHTLY understand wanting to be a dominatrix. Telling men what to do doesn't entirely sound unfun,but i do NOT get the submissive thing. "oh baby, it's just so hot when you make me crawl around and act like a dog and get me to sniff your ass"etc. NOT! Also those people who LIKE pain. That shit scares me. I once exchanged phone numbers with a hottie i met at a concert. But when he called me he started talking about how he thought pain was "erotic"....O.o..Um, no. Pain is PAINFUL. Call me a party pooper,but i see no fun in it.Needless to say, i ended that convo quick smart, and luckily he didn't try to call back. *shudder*.

Krystal said...

um...yeah...all i can also say is 'ummm' and 'wtf'

Pretty Little World said...

I've heard about this before, and to each his own, but hmmm... sometimes I think, "Would it be nice to be like my cats, and only have to eat, sleep, and sometimes play? But I don't actually want to be a cat, you know?

hope505 said...

I love your tags for this post...*hahahaha! "is this really necessary?"..."who buys this shit?"
funny.

People associate s-e-x with all kindsa odd stuff, huh.

Jennifer DeDonato said...

I saw an HBO documentary about this very thing awhile back. Totally freaky. They have saddles and ride each other and everything. It's a world I will never be apart of. However, someone told me when I was a kid my hair felt like horse hair...is that a sign?

Vivienne said...

When I role play, I prefer to be a pygmy goat.

Kristine said...

So does she get sugar cubes and carrots when she's good?
I say a big fat neigh! to this!

JUNKER JANE said...

:D
I love your blog.

Sister Wolf said...

I blogged about this too! At first, I was traumatized, but upon reflection, I am thinking about a career as a Show Pony.

Bromeliad said...

I think they have a horse pill that cures that sort of thing.

frenchie said...

wtf? WHAT THE FREAKING EFFiNG F???
this just come after an already too long list of stuff that freak me out...i'm glad i never came across anyone asking me if i wanna be their little pony...