The Super Bowl has already gone to the canine with the Puppy Bowl. But these miniature horses are cute sufficient to place these puppies out to pasture.
Mane In Heaven, a Barrington, Ill.-based non-profit, connects folks with miniature remedy horses to advertise psychological well being and well-being. The little horses go to hospitals, retirement communities, expert nursing amenities, faculties, veteran amenities, libraries and extra, all at no cost.
And now they’re giddying-up to the gridiron — so to talk.
Mane In Heaven threw a “Mini Bowl” outdoors of its Barrington Hills barn final week, timed to Sunday’s Super Bowl recreation between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Kansas City Chiefs. The non-profit filmed a number of of its mini horses (swaddled in cozy-looking pink ponchos) pushing an outsized inflatable soccer round with their noses (and ultimately deflating it with their tooth.) The roughly four-minute video reveals the horses dashing via the snow and preventing over possession of the ball — all set to epic, instrumental music, after all.
Watch them right here:
“Our mission is connecting people with miniature horses to promote kindness, empathy and overall well-being. And in today’s world, everyone needs a little kindness and hope,” Mane In Heaven president Dina Morgan advised MarketWatch over electronic mail. “We are happy so many people are seeing the video.”
Morgan famous that the fully volunteer-run non-profit is all the time in want of assist. Most urgent proper now could be a brand new transport car for the horses. “Currently they ride in a mini bus which is in need of repairs and has over 200,000 miles on it,” she mentioned. “So, fingers crossed, and hoping additional donations will come in to meet our goal of obtaining a transit vehicle so the minis can visit hospitals.”
Already, the video is bringing consideration (dare we are saying a “colt” following?) to their group. Morgan famous that the “Mini Bowl” video has helped drive a 50% spike in visitors to their social-media accounts.
There’s definitely an urge for food for this type of feel-good creature content material on-line, as a rising variety of animal sideshows has began competing with the Super Bowl “mane” occasion over the previous a number of years.
Most notably is Warner Bros. Discovery’s
Puppy Bowl on Animal Planet, now in its twelfth 12 months, which options greater than 100 adoptable pups tumbling over one another in a miniature soccer stadium stocked with chew toys — together with little footballs — in addition to a “water bowl cam” and a “puppy kiss cam.” The fur-flying footage is ready to a pair of human announcers offering loads of pun-filled commentary.
And the mutt match-up has impressed loads of copycats, together with the Hallmark Channel’s Kitten Bowl, which was canceled after final 12 months. But feline lovers don’t want to worry — cats have 9 lives, in spite of everything. And “The Great American Rescue Bowl,” a brand new TV particular hosted by Beth Stern (philanthropist and spouse of Howard Stern), has changed the occasion. The new particular, which might be streamed on GAC Family on Philo, will even characteristic adoptable kittens, puppies, cats and canine from across the nation.
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