|You can't make this up: http://www.tripolipost.com/equestrian_news.asp|
Now I know many of you are probably way too excited over the idea of something called a "Thoroughbred Stud Book," but hold your boners: It's not what you think it is.
The Stud Book was finally developed after a long, hard battle between the Libyan Horseman's Association and the Libyan Minister of Agriculture. So I guess the moral of the story here is that if you want to spend all day looking at hot, sweaty thoroughbred studs, work your way up to Minister of Agriculture in a country that only has about 0.99% of its land deemed "arable."
But just when you thought this couldn't get any better, wait until you hear the story behind this deceivingly non-pornographic book. Turns out that this book is a project that the Libyan Horseman's Association had been working on for seven years, which is longer than this fandom has even existed. Apparently Libya's founding fathers realized the beauty and aesthetic quality of horses, as it actually states under Libyan law that the creation of stud books for any breed of horse falls under the Ministry of Agriculture.
|Artist's representation of the Libyan Horseman's Association|
|You're next, TPP!|
At the end of a hard round of bargaining and flipping through page after page of equestrian studs, the project was financed with a whopping budget of 10 million Dinars.
|Rolling in the money!|
As such, I would like to suggest a plan for gradual colonization of Libya by aficionados of horses everywhere: You guys go first.
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