Friday, June 13, 2014

Horse Tales

A few years ago, when my friend, Barbara, and I visited Versailles, we attended this show at le Grand Écurie with my cousin, Nathalie.  It was more of an artistic presentation, complete with dance and fencing, than one reminiscent of the role of the horse in the Eighteenth Century, and not one that my unsophisticated tastes fully appreciated (it didn't help that I was ill and exhausted) but there was one unforgettable sequence.  The horses, without saddles, bridles, rider or any evident cues, performed a synchronized routine in which they chased each other, reared, almost seemed to dance with each other. It was impressive.  I'd love to watch a training session.  




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