Thursday, August 30, 2012

Conflict at the Watering Hole & The King's Horses

Because I'm not managing to post every day and because there's no lack of subject matter...just lack of time, I'm jumbling several subjects in together today.

As is seen in the wilds of Africa, sometimes conflicts break out at the watering hole:

By the way, they all love this waterer!

Just because there's more random cuteness than we know what to do with:

And even though I don't have time to fully explain and/or discuss, one of the amazing parts of the Medieval Times show is that when they show off the king's horses, they are demonstrating the same airs above the ground as seen in the Lipizzaner shows (which usually have one or two Andalusians in the mix as well). If you like horses and you've never seen these (or even if you have!) it's breathtaking!
And the culmination...the capriole...frequently hard to capture on film...
I was ecstatic to get this shot! It's amazing how high these horses can leap. Truly fantastic athletes. We got tickled that as part of the instructions we were given they asked us to not bang the metal plates and bowls together when we sat down at the table as it might spook the horses. Yeah, right! Like the yelling and cheering is quieter. Am guessing these horses are all "bomb proof"...that the staff just got tired of hearing it :D


What Remains Now said...

What always amazes me is that everyone always wants to drink at the same time.

Fantastic!shots of the horses.

Kat said...

Oh yeah! We've been amazed that Xander has already taken over Oz's habit of butting Willow out of the way whenever she's drinking :D