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Sunday, October 3, 2010

Old horses are supposed to be skinny and lame...





HA! Tell that to my mare, Darlin'. She carried me to victory in the Gleann Abhann Equestrian Champion Tournament this weekend. At 29 years old. No one could believe it. This horse is amazing, courageous, and so talented. I owe the victory to her.




If any of you don't know, I am a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism, a Medieval reenactment organization. These photos were taken this past weekend at our Kingdom Fall Coronation.
Yes, I know the obstacle is right in my face, but I don't care. Look at the determination on her face!

12 comments:

  1. GREAT WORK! Your mare looks spectacular!

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  2. That is so awesome! Your horse looks fantastic. I love your costume, too. =]

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  3. Did Medieval women ride astride?
    Your horse is in great condition. Congratulations.

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  4. Medieval women often DID ride astride, when travelling or by personal choice (Catherine The Great did, and even commissioned a portrait of herself riding astride). That being said, they also rode sideways in boxlike contraptions until Catherine de Medici invented the much more useful (and sexier) precursor of the modern sidesaddle.

    Right? I think it is....

    ANYWAY, your mare looks SO GOOD!!! Congratulations on being such an awesome horse mom!!!!!

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  5. Great photos. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Congratulations! I am very, very impressed with both of you! Darlin' is a very lucky horse to have you!

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  7. You both look great! What event were you at? I'm in Arkansas as well, near Little Rock, and I didn't hear about any SCA events lately.

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  8. One month later.... Where have you gone???

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  9. Yes. We're getting worried over here. I hope everything is ok.

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  10. It's wonderful to see a 29 year old horse looking like this. You must take very good care.

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