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...
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.
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!