The man makes a new backbone for his horse out of a stick when the old one breaks in two. Or a flayed horse is covered with sheepskin and produces excellent wool. [An Irish by-form tells how a horse, which is thought to have died, is skinned, but revives later. It is covered with a sheepskin on which a fine fleece of wool grows afterwards!]

Result count: 38
  1. Funny Stories

    When they were no cars or lorries in Ireland the people used to ravel by horse and cart.

    Language
    English
    Collector
    Jim Grene
    Informant
    Andrew Neary
  2. (no title)

    The fairies held a fair in a damp spot near Paddy Hennigan's house in Ballyglass.

    Language
    English
    Collector
    John Doyle
    Informant
    Patrick Doyle
    Age
    45