Sunday, 6 May 2007

Synchronisation!


Hello everybody!

This photo was taken at a local show held yesterday called the Gwinear Show. It happens every year on the first Saturday of May. There are various different horse events, a companion dog show, local crafts competitions, floral art, photography, art, plants, wine, licensed bar and refreshments and things to keep children occupied (like rides and bouncy castles.)

There were many horse events... this one pictured, was a 'heavy horse dress event', all the horses in this event were Shire horses - often used as working horses. Here you can see the horse has been decorated with ribbons tied in its mane and tail. Sometimes they decorate the horse in it's full gear, with all sorts of horse brasses. It's all very elegant! Some other events that we managed to catch were the 'driving competition' and the 'mounting events'.

We particularly liked this gentleman, as he did the walk with synchronicity to his horse!


8 comments:

Chuckeroon said...

Always refreshing to visit Hayle DP

kim said...

i must say, i am not a horse fan. but i do like the ribbons on them. does hurt the horse when they do this?

Abraham Lincoln said...

Oh my, how I wish I could be there. This horse is gorgeoous and how many hands high is it? I don't go for the tail tied up but that's only for the show. I like your work.

I hope you get to see the Rose-Breasted Grosbeak that came to Brookville, Ohio yesterday. It is the first one I have seen since we moved here 44 years ago.

Tara said...

The show sounds like great fun! In Baton Rouge, we also have a festival during the first weekend of May, but it was canceled due to heavy rain. I enjoy your photos!

The Salems said...

i can remember when the model's of Shire horse's and carts were all the rage !!

Kala said...

Of all animals, horses are my fav - they are so powerful looking - I checked out your driving competition slideshow - that was very interesting - and the mounting event was beautiful

Kala said...

I jus noticed on your photobucket thing, they provide code for you to post the slideshow on your blog! Very kewl

Nathalie said...

Very nice photo!
Hadn't been here for a while so went back and commented on some of your recent posts