The adventures of Gilly the rescue horse and his side kick and partner in crime, Pokey the donkey.

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Being with a horse is a journey that never ends. What they have to teach us is amazing; but we must quiet our mind to hear them. ~ jca

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Thursday, April 15, 2010

White Stallions

I promised that I would post about the white stallions so here are a few of the pictures. I am sick with a sinus infection, allergies something horrid and it's making my head feel like it's about to burst!!! Meds are making me really sleepy and loopy; more so than normal!!!
These horses are the American troupe that travel around the country not the Royal Lipizzaner's from Austria. They were good and it was a joy to see then.

Getting good photos was hard because they turned out the lights and only had spot lights on the horses. Some of my photos look like ghosts because of the light reflecting off the white horses. But still I did get some good ones.

The riders were all women except for one man. One rider was from Canton, Ohio and the head rider, a woman also was 56....WOW!!!

This was difficult to get all the riders in the shot. We had seats on the floor, which didn't allow for very good shots.

The only man in the troupe riding an Andalusian, beautiful horse. I did buy one of the booklets they had for sale to the next post, when my head is working properly, I can tell you more about them. One interesting thing was all the brands they have on them. That's for later or I will screw this up BIG time!!!
Until later!
Oh, forgot to add the link to their web site.
http://www.lipizzaner.com/home.asp

13 comments:

Jacque. said...

Remember when Julie and I went? WOW...it was a fantastic show. I was very impressed with the work these beautiful creatures do. And, to know what all the moves mean...what they were originally used for...awesome show! Glad you got to see them.

JeniQ said...

I'm sorry you're not feeling well jane! This weather (once you get past the pollen haze) is absolutely gorgeous!

I've spent it all locked up on a glass cage looking out at the world =(

I'm going to have to make a point to go to some of these equine shows. I've never been and it seems like a blast!

dexmangoldens said...

Simply awesome, aren't they? Hope to see them again sometime!! I went once in Green Bay and then with Jacque in Madison.

Sydney said...

I seen the lippizans here probably 10 years ago. Amazing.

Fantastyk Voyager said...

I remember going to see them when I was a little girl and had never even ridden a horse yet. It was an enchanting night and I'll never forget the gorgeous white horses and their well dressed uniformed riders performing their riding drills and airs above ground. I was amazed to learn that the foals were born black and lightened with age. For a long time I thought ALL "white" horses were born black. ;) I also remember there were a few token Arabians and Andalusians also shown.

Elizabeth McCrindle said...

Sorry to hear your poorly but loved the photographs beautiful horses

Desert Rose said...

Must have been a great show! Hope you are felling better soon...

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

Seen them several times, great fun!

Hope your sinus infection is much better! The pollen has about killed me this year.

Thank you for your kind comments on White Socks. It's been so hard on my husband and I to lose her.

Leah Fry said...

There's actually a small ranch not too far from here that breeds them. Imagine that, here in the heart of Quarter-Horse-By-God Texas.

Sorry you're under the weather. Drink herb tea and take the time to allow the vapors to soothe your sinuses.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Your photos turned out great! Looks like an exciting show. The horses looked so beautiful!
How cool that the riders were mostly women...and older, too. yay!

~Lisa

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

ps.....

Feel better soon, my friend!


~Lisa

Rising Rainbow said...

I think the pics look great. Any time taking shots during professional shows there are challenges. Pics I might take from such a perspective would surely show you how great yours are. LOL

Hope you feel better soon!

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

Oh lucky you! I haven't seen them in ages. Can't wait to take my daughter someday.

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