Friday, February 28
Harrisburg Farm Show Complex and Expo Center
The little guy in red looked like he may have only been 8-10 years old. He was a great horseman.
We think the others in the arena at the same time – with the same breed of horses were his family.
These pictures were also taken in the Equine Arena.
These were all rescued horses – and some were available for adoption.
They had fun with the ponies by releasing them, then seeing how long it would take to entice them to come for food and be “captured.”
I was fascinated by the Tennessee Walkers and these ladies who rode side-saddle.
They used long strips of cloth to demonstrate why the Tennessee Walker was popular for use in cotton fields because they can walk a very straight and narrow row without stepping on the cotton.
Those conducting the demonstration laid the strips about 3 feet apart and eventually had them only 18 inches apart.
When at 18 inches they had them run faster with each round.
It was amazing to watch.
With tomorrow night’s pictures we will move to the Large Arena and the evening program “Theatre Equus.”