The Genius of Paul Woolridge
Prepare to be either entertained or offended! Your choice. Full Disclosure! Scroll no further if you're one of "those people" that are too easily offended. Keep on moving if you can't see the humor of brilliant political satire and no, I'm not talking about today's political scene. I originally wrote this post April 28, 2017 but I figure it would be fun to run it again!
If you're still with me, get ready for some truly brilliant equestrian "political satire"...Arabian horse style. Those of you that have been involved in the Arabian Horse Scene since the 1970's are probably already familiar with the work of the late Paul Woodridge. But since there are (hopefully) many, many newcomers to the Arabian horse world, there just might be some people that aren't familiar with the brilliance of these cartoons. I can't resist holding on to vintage Arabian horse magazines. While many of my collection of magazines had to eventually go, I harvested the most interesting bits and put them in boxes and binders for future contemplation.
Paul Wooldridge's cartoons were at the top of my list of "keepers"! Fortunately for me, I was able to contact Sue (Wooldridge) McCandless. I wanted to make sure that I had the correct permissions to share these images, so I asked first. I also had Sue take a look at this post before I promoted it. Thanks to Sue, we can all take a little trip down memory lane.
If you can't take a joke....turn back now.
If you can't join me in appreciating someone looking at the absurdities of the human race in general (and Arabian horse folk in particular) finding the humor and kindly showing us ourselves, then find that little "x" at the top of your screen and visit our blog another time.
But for those of you that can appreciate "satire" (see below) and on top of that BRILLIANT artistic talent, well keep on going. I hadn't cracked open my treasured "PW Binder" for several years. And, I tell you the truth....I did, indeed, laugh out loud!
If by chance, you're an Arabian horse enthusiast, but you just not sure you "get the joke", find one of the "old timers" and get ready to be educated! This originally appeared in the Arabian Horse World, November 1981.
So, there you have it! "One Man's Opinion" Recognition and Identification, by Paul Wooldridge, originally published November, 1981.
With many thanks to Sue (Wooldridge) McCandlessfor her permission to share this! For more information about Paul's works, contact Sue at email@example.com or 214-597-7793