Horses

It’s late on a Sunday night. For some reason, I’ve been convinced all day that it’s Saturday. Maybe because tomorrow’s a holiday. Maybe because I didn’t sleep well last night so yesterday has just run into today as one big blur.

For whatever reason, I have been thinking it’s Saturday and that I already blogged today so I don’t have to now.

Only that it’s Sunday, and if I want to blog every day I need to blog yet today.

So, here are some pictures of horses that I took at the New York State Fair this weekend. Please enjoy them.

Getting primped up for a harness competition.

Getting primped up for a harness competition.

Standing patiently. (They weren't still at all. This was a hard shot to get.)

Standing patiently. (They weren’t still at all. This was a hard shot to get.)

Time for some warm up. Look at the length of this horse's tail!

Time for some warm up. Look at the length of this horse’s tail!

Watching others get warmed up.

Watching others get warmed up.

Waiting their turn in the ring.

Waiting their turn in the ring.

Getting the pep talk.

Getting the pep talk.

More pep talk. This rider's about ready.

More pep talk. This rider’s about ready.

Harnessed, hitched, and ready to go.

Harnessed, hitched, and ready to go.

All lined up.

All lined up.

And a good hose down at the end of the day.

And a good hose down at the end of the day.

Watching the horses reminds me just how much I want to have my own horse one day. I also spent quite a bit of time thinking about medieval horses and the steeds of Trey and Hanna of Herongarde. That last grey horse is exactly what I expect Trey’s horse Garnog to look like.

1 thought on “Horses

  1. We got to see the Budweiser Clydesdales at the Ohio State Fair years ago. I could totally see one carrying a knight in full plate. Those horses are huge! But very good-natured. I realize they do a lot of public appearances and are used to seeing people, but they seemed very content to stand there and be admired by their fans.

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