The Chronicle of the Horse
MagazineNewsHorse SportsHorse CareCOTH StoreVoicesThe Chronicle UntackedDirectoriesMarketplaceDates & Results
 
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 50
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan. 28, 2000
    Location
    Columbia, Maryland
    Posts
    7,292

    Default Bradd Pitt Buys 6 Shetlands and a Horse for His Family

    Of course we will need some photos from the paparazzi to see how Angelina and the kids are doing with their riding. Maybe we should invite him to post here.

    http://www.horseandhound.co.uk/news/397/309420.html

    There are seven new additions to Brad Pitt's Chateau Miravel estate, in Aix-en-Provence, as he splashed out on six Shetland ponies for his children, and a horse for his partner Angelina Jolie as a surprise.

    Brad, 47, and Angelina, 36, already ride and hope to take Maddox, 10, Pax, seven, Zahara, six, Shiloh, five, and twins Knox and Vivienne, three, pony-trekking.

    Speaking to The Sun a source said: "Brad ummed and ahhed about it for a while but decided to go for it.

    "He wasn't sure whether they'd find the time, as teaching the children to ride will take a lot of man hours but thinks it will be worth it in the long run.

    "He thinks it's best for them to learn to ride while they're young."
    "No matter how well you perform there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy." - Laurence Olivier



  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar. 10, 2009
    Posts
    5,668

    Default

    It was the "six Shetlands" that caught my attention, not the Brad Pitt angle (don't give a toss about Hollywood celebrities).

    Six Sh*tlands. . . That's a whole barnful of evil right there!



  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov. 4, 2003
    Location
    Dallas, Georgia
    Posts
    16,871

    Default

    Oy, 6 spawns of satan in pony form all in the same place at the same time?!.

    They're nuts!
    <>< Sorrow Looks Back. Worry Looks Around. Faith Looks Up! -- Being negative only makes a difficult journey more difficult. You may be given a cactus, but you don't have to sit on it.



  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar. 26, 2005
    Location
    Back to Normal.. or as close as I'll ever get
    Posts
    9,719

    Default

    Do they ride?
    And by "they" I mean the parents.
    If not, Oy.

    Aren't the kids kinda young yet for ponies?

    Maybe they can get Madonna to come teach them..... <Evil Grin>
    *friend of bar.ka*RIP all my lovely boys, gone too soon:
    Steppin' Out 1988-2004
    Hey Vern! 1982-2009
    Cash's Bay Threat 1994-2009



  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct. 26, 2005
    Location
    Deep South
    Posts
    4,602

    Default

    How many of you want to join the betting pool on the length of time it will take for these ponies to be passe for the Pitt-Jolie clan?
    SPAY/NEUTER/RESCUE/ADOPT!
    Little Star Chihuahua Rescue
    The Barkalicious Bakery
    On Facebook!!!



  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct. 2, 2007
    Location
    Beyond the pale.
    Posts
    2,957

    Default

    Angelina Jolie, a distant cousin of CatOnLap, is a reasonably good rider. ( Can't you see the resemblance? She has a host of adopted kids, fame, good looks, money, and Brad Pitt...and I have...A Cat on my Lap!)
    "The Threat of Internet Ignorance: ... we are witnessing the rise of an age of equestrian disinformation, one where a trusting public can graze on nonsense packaged to look like fact."-LRG-AF



  7. #7
    Join Date
    Mar. 8, 2009
    Location
    Montreal, Qc
    Posts
    3,152

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by 2DogsFarm View Post
    Do they ride?
    And by "they" I mean the parents.
    If not, Oy.

    Aren't the kids kinda young yet for ponies?

    Maybe they can get Madonna to come teach them..... <Evil Grin>
    If they don't know how to ride (take care of the horses), I think they'll have plenty of money to spend on good trainers and good horses and knowledgeable grooms and helpers.

    Their kids are between 3 and 10. The 3yrs old twins are maybe a bit young but the 5-6-7-10 are just perfect.

    and what's with the Madonna comment? She's been riding for a long time, I'm sure she'd know enough to teach those kids!



  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb. 8, 2007
    Posts
    3,008

    Default

    Let's hope that the ponies are not as naughty as this little Welsh fellow:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=aUaP0t5IUnM
    "It is not necessary for you to let everyone know everything about you. In fact, it is probably wise that you don't. There are some things that you need only discuss with God."



  9. #9
    Join Date
    Nov. 2, 2001
    Location
    Packing my bags
    Posts
    33,609

    Default

    I thought they loved their kids!
    Quote Originally Posted by Bristol Bay View Post
    Try setting your broomstick to fly at a lower altitude.



  10. #10
    Join Date
    Nov. 2, 2001
    Location
    Packing my bags
    Posts
    33,609

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by see u at x View Post
    Let's hope that the ponies are not as naughty as this little Welsh fellow:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=aUaP0t5IUnM

    "DAMN I can't get that tick off my back!!"


    naughty little stinker...and that silly bucking pony!
    Quote Originally Posted by Bristol Bay View Post
    Try setting your broomstick to fly at a lower altitude.



  11. #11
    Join Date
    Dec. 22, 2000
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    15,119

    Default

    I think it's been posted on here in the past that Brad Pitt used to show (in California?) under a false name so he could enjoy his horses in peace and quiet. I don't remember if he did reining, or cutting horses, or what. Something in a Western saddle, IIRC. And probably a big old cowboy hat, pulled down low!

    I don't have much use for him or Angelina, but it's always nice to see people who want to get their kids into horses. And I will give him credit for getting a pony for each kid, so they each have their own!



  12. #12
    Join Date
    Mar. 10, 2009
    Posts
    5,668

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by MHM View Post
    I think it's been posted on here in the past that Brad Pitt used to show (in California?) under a false name so he could enjoy his horses in peace and quiet. I don't remember if he did reining, or cutting horses, or what. Something in a Western saddle, IIRC. And probably a big old cowboy hat, pulled down low!

    I don't have much use for him or Angelina, but it's always nice to see people who want to get their kids into horses. And I will give him credit for getting a pony for each kid, so they each have their own!
    Very thoughtful - each pony has his own child to torment, so no jealousy among the little herd of demons.



  13. #13
    Join Date
    Oct. 26, 2003
    Posts
    1,911

    Default

    I think this is good for the horse industry overall. When really famous people take up the sport, the fans may try it as well.



  14. #14
    Join Date
    Oct. 16, 2010
    Location
    Wellington, FL
    Posts
    82

    Default

    The little herd of demons will definitely "make em or break em"...lets hope they make the kids good riders and not the other way around. lol



  15. #15
    Join Date
    Dec. 13, 2010
    Location
    On The Farm In New England
    Posts
    870

    Default

    LMAO!!! Six shetlands - good luck! Shoulda gone Welsh!



  16. #16
    Join Date
    Mar. 13, 2006
    Location
    Sno County
    Posts
    3,844

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by MHM View Post
    I think it's been posted on here in the past that Brad Pitt used to show (in California?) under a false name so he could enjoy his horses in peace and quiet. I don't remember if he did reining, or cutting horses, or what. Something in a Western saddle, IIRC. And probably a big old cowboy hat, pulled down low!
    Well he sure looked good under that hat in "Thelma and Louise"
    Yogurt - If you're so cultured, how come I never see you at the opera? Steven Colbert



  17. #17
    Join Date
    Dec. 22, 2000
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    15,119

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Mtn trails View Post
    Well he sure looked good under that hat in "Thelma and Louise"
    You were looking at his face in that movie?!?




  18. #18
    Join Date
    Mar. 13, 2006
    Location
    Sno County
    Posts
    3,844

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by MHM View Post
    You were looking at his face?!?

    Must admit the butt was pretty cute in those wranglers.
    Yogurt - If you're so cultured, how come I never see you at the opera? Steven Colbert



  19. #19
    Join Date
    Nov. 15, 2006
    Location
    Lexington, Kentucky
    Posts
    3,303

    Default

    Brad seemed to ride quite fine in Legends of the Fall.
    We're spending our money on horses and bourbon. The rest we're just wasting.
    www.dleestudio.com



  20. #20
    Join Date
    Nov. 2, 2001
    Location
    Packing my bags
    Posts
    33,609

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by DLee View Post
    Brad seemed to ride quite fine in Legends of the Fall.
    I knew there was a movie where he rode...
    Quote Originally Posted by Bristol Bay View Post
    Try setting your broomstick to fly at a lower altitude.



Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 20
    Last Post: Sep. 11, 2012, 04:21 PM
  2. Replies: 1
    Last Post: May. 1, 2012, 05:45 PM
  3. shetlands for driving?
    By Grace67 in forum Driving
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: Mar. 23, 2012, 12:38 PM
  4. Replies: 100
    Last Post: Aug. 6, 2011, 06:13 PM
  5. Selling horse - who buys what for transition?
    By evans36 in forum Off Course
    Replies: 76
    Last Post: Nov. 12, 2009, 06:28 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •