Tuesday, February 4, 2014
The Year of the Horse, Chinese Zodiac Symbol
Well it may be but it didn’t work out too well for the Bronco’s. I was on the computer but Sherry kept me up to date when I was not looking that way. We have an antenna, so the so the TV done a lot of the FREEZE! It nearly makes you want to say a bad-word.
I know most of you have ridden horses. One of the great pleasures in life methinks. Like most kids, I wanted a horse. Of course there was no place to keep anything but my the broom-stick horse. I mentioned here that I did get to ride Trigger around a movie stage when I was 6 years old with Roy Rogers leading him.
I rode a Mule Vondale had. I also got to ride a blind horse and Bub and Jim Page’s Pinto Frank.
We have never attended a horse race, but when we passed this Harness Track I had to get some pictures.
Here on Bloggerville Paula’s grand daughter competes in horse events, and Dar’s daughter raises and photographs horses. Horses were a large part of many folks early lives. John down in Texas hires a ‘Cowboy and his Horse’ when he has to work his cattle.
One of the nice things about RV’ing is you learn of perks you did not know you had. Many occupations (show types) WORK in the spring and summer. They do what is called a ‘Winter-Over’. Where they can relax and also work on next years acts.
Out at the Yuma Proving Grounds the Army’s Golden Knights ‘winter-over’ and jump every day. The shows are free and they are very enjoyable.
I heard that the Lippazon Stallions wintered in Florida, so we found them. Wow, what beautiful horses. There at the winter camp we learned that the horses would have been destroyed in WWII Austria without the help of General Patton, who was a horse lover. (From their introduction):
Assisting Patton in the clandestine mission to rescue the regal Lipizzans, Colonel Herrmann and his father, Colonel Ottomar Herrmann, Sr., smuggled the horses out from far behind enemy lines, riding at night and hiding by day. "We moved out into the night with nothing," recalled Herrmann, "only a handful of horses". The Lipizzans' they saved under the protection granted by Patton, were "more precious than jewels", he declared.
Quiet a show these dancing horses put on. they are something to see perform. At the winter exhibitions they only pass the hat for food for the horses.
This Bronco thing reminded me Sherry saying, This is the year of the Horse.
You gotta love a horse. A visit to the Kentucky Horse Park is a great trip.
Bonnie sent this to me.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCp7_Gy02E8 4 horses tow 440 HP