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Tai Wynyrd Tells us What Horse Tastes Like

Chet White | UK Athletics

Chet White | UK Athletics

“Tough” isn’t a bad place to start.

No, Tai wasn’t ingesting a thoroughbred from Kentucky’s bluegrass, it was a part of his experience with New Zealand’s three-on-three basketball team.  The summer FIBA tournament took place in Kazakhstan.  He enjoyed the people and the basketball, but trying a bite of horse made his trip a unique one.

“It was different.  They actually eat horse and stuff.  I had to try a bit of horse.  I was like ugh,” he said with a disgusted look on his face.  “It was kind of weird.  They made me taste it.  It was like their tradition and stuff so I had some.  It was pretty good.”

It was a treat to talk to Tai, who was a bit of a mystery man after arriving midway through the season, only to spend it on the bench as a redshirt.  He hated the waiting as much as those who called in to radio shows asking about him.  Wynyrd is excited to start the season but he might have to wait even longer to play.

Notice something different about the left side of his face?


Tai took an elbow in practice and fractured a bone in his face.  He wasn’t supposed to let the nature of the injury slip, so we don’t know how long he could be out or what exactly happened.  He may even be able to play with a mask, but for now we must continue to do what we did all last year: wait.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

7 Comments for Tai Wynyrd Tells us What Horse Tastes Like

  1. Twick39
    6:03 pm October 13, 2016 Permalink

    He hated to wait? I can’t remember what game it was, but Cal asked him if he was ready to go in a game last year and he said no.

  2. runningunnin.454
    6:15 pm October 13, 2016 Permalink

    What horse tastes like?
    We’ve all been to Wendy’s and Mcdonalds.

  3. Rick_S
    6:25 pm October 13, 2016 Permalink

    Doubt he will ever get starter min ..Will get recruited over…

  4. A_Blue_Wildcat
    6:26 pm October 13, 2016 Permalink

    Honestly, reclassifying was probably a bad idea for him since he used the half-season last year as a redshirt year and in all likelihood won’t play much at all this year. Hopefully he doesn’t let it bother him too much and transfer because the 2017-2018 season will probably be a season where he gets a lot of playing time.

  5. AncientOne
    8:49 am October 14, 2016 Permalink


  6. satcheluk
    9:02 am October 15, 2016 Permalink

    I’ve had horse several times whilst living in Japan. The first time was a bit of a prank from some clients. Horse carpaccio. I had no idea it was horse until after we finished. The taste was delicious, but a bit of a mind f***. Had several other times over the years and I must admit it is quite delicious if prepared well.