Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The Mane Event, part three

The Mane Event at the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo was a celebration of equine diversity.  After the Arabians, we were treated to a dressage exhibition by a Lipizzan stallion.
The Icelandic ponies were next.
They performed as a group, with and without their beverages and canine passenger.
The flash of orange on their feet was provided by duct tape applied to bell boots...
and hooves.
We watched vaulters,
a Western dressage and reining combo...
and a bridleless Mustang demonstration.
That was followed by a mock battle between a knight and a dragon.
There was a princess involved somehow...
but I was too busy checking out the dragon's tack to pay any attention to her.
So cool!
The next act was proceeded by a cloud of blue smoke.
As it dissipated, a quartet of Fjords emerged.
They were performing the Spanish Walk...
 and were dressed as characters from the movie, Frozen.
Spanish walking Fjords are on my short list of favorite things.  I could have watched these little guys all night!
The last act was another dressage based performance, this time with an Andalusian.
This was a really fun night of entertainment for both casual and truly obsessed horse fans. James and I were glad we went!

6 comments:

  1. These are amazing. What a treat to find something you can do with James. I've never seen some of this: duct taped hooves? Western dressage And reining? Spanish walking Fjords?? (I sort of knew about trotting Arabs.) Your presentation makes us viewers feel like we were there! Thank you.

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  2. This looked very neat! I wish they had a show like this nearby. I really do like that dragon costume though! Do you happen to have any more pictures of it? I think it's a really neat/unique piece :)

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  3. Okay, I definitely need to make my mini Fjord custom a Frozen costume! Too cute!

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  4. fun! i kinda love the icelandic ponies :)

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  5. I know that last picture is of Frances (she's kind of distinctive) and I wonder if that was Fino!

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