Probably the awesomest clip job ever.. Not my photo
I can’t imagine how long it took to shave that.
The Day of the Horse (by Kerri-Jo)
"The Turkmens are superstitious, and protect themselves and their horses from evil spirits. In Turkmenistan every horse has an "Alaja" around their neck. An alaja is a braided wool cord, made of brown camel hair and white, black, and red dyed Karakul sheep hair. In the case where a horse is injured or sick, they attach a small triangle sewn with ‘omens’ to help ward evil spirits away. This could be an ‘evil eye’ bead, some herbs, a stone, charm, etc. Alajas are very pretty, and come in all shapes and sizes. The more intricate bands, often woven like a carpet, are used as prizes… given to the winning jockey of a race, or more recently, the champion of an Akhal-Teke beauty contest." ~ www.akhal-teke.org/
I want one for Squirt!!!
Guardadamas (Pura Raza Española)
If you’re ever feeling sad, watch this stallion play in the snow like a child.
Don Hill, 1998 dark chestnut Hanoverian stallion.
- 2011: Champion Stallion ~ Dressage at Devon
- 2011: Approved with ISR/Oldenburg NA
- 2009: Prix St. Georges Freestyle Champion at Northern Winter Final – England
- 2008: Prix St. Georges debut
- 2005: Winning at M-level with scores in the 70’s
- 2003: Qualified for the Bundeschampionat as a 5-year old 2000: Licensed by the Hanoverian Verband
(Don Gregory x Hella)
These four horses initially adorned the Hippodrome of Constantinople. During the Fourth Crusade they were taken to Venice by Doge Enrico Dandolo (1254). Petrarch mentions admiring them.
Then comes Napoleon (1797) who removes them and takes them to Paris, but not for long. In 1815 they were returned to Venice by Captain Dumaresq.
They were placed on St. Mark’s, but due to weather conditions originals were moved inside, and replicas were made for the outside.
How’s that for a turbulent history?
"look at my entire horse"