Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Almost wordless Wednesday

I love parades, but I especially love rodeo parades because nearly every entry includes a horse or two (or twenty!).  Here are some of my favorite horses from this year's National Western Stock Show parade which was held last Thursday in downtown Denver, Colorado.  Enjoy!















4 comments:

  1. Wow, those parade saddle are amazing!

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  2. Pretty horsies. I like the Medicine Hat Pinto in the first shot.

    However, I am positively cringing at all the un-helmeted heads, hovering 12' above pavement, no less. Especially the mother and CHILD at the end... ugh. :-( All it would take is a good spook and presto, instant tragedy.

    The parade saddles ARE really cool, I agree!

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  3. Although I do wear my helmet religiously now, I'm not a helmet zealot in regards to other people. However, I have to admit that even I questioned the wisdom of letting a kid ride behind the saddle on the streets of downtown Denver. That picture was taken during the post-parade, and let me tell you--the cars were not being respectful of the horses AT ALL. The police were doing their best to keep things orderly, but the car/horse traffic at some of the intersections was fairly hair raising!

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  4. I used to be lax about helmets, until I was in an accident that would have killed me if I hadn't been wearing one. I won't preach to adults: if they prefer to become a vegetable or get killed, so be it. To allow a child to ride helmetless, though, is ludicrous.

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