Sunday, 31 May 2009

The Royal Windsor Horse Show

We surprised the girls one morning and told them they were not going to school. They missed a day of school (their first absence) to take the train to Windsor to the Royal Windsor Horse Show. They play "competition" all the time and were finally going to see a real one.

They made rosettes.

A highlight was checking out the stables. We came across this curious horse...

I was surprised to see the events are rather dangerous. Some of the jumps were very tall. Horses would refuse to make the jumps and riders would fall. Once a horse bucked the rider off his back then ran out of the arena. Other horses were very spirited and difficult to control. I am happy for the girls to stick with plastic horses and pretend competitions.

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