Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Horses AGAIN!!!!!!!!





I'm sorry, but I still don't have anything stitched to share.  Life has taken rather a busy turn 'outside' for me, and stitching has been put aside.  But, the weekend saw us at the local horse racing, sharing the sun and the fun with well over 1000 other would-be punters.  It was a great day, hot, but most enjoyable.  I am sure the organizers would be very pleased with the turn out.  We had some 'connections' [LOL] in the last race, but sadly, not a winner, and the wallet was a little worse for wear at the end of the day.  Never mind, life goes on.  The horse in the photograph above is owned by our son, his wife, her sister and husband.  His 'stable' name is Rambo.  

This was another shot taken in the mounting yard.  Our DIL was his 'strapper' for the day, and he is trained by her sister.  I felt a little sorry for the girls, as they had to stay with the horse in the stables for the whole day while we were all 'mingling'.   We did think he had the goods, but he'd drawn the very outside barrier.  Our son didn't give him much of a chance.  I suppose you can't win 'em all. 

And, of course, as most of you know, I'm always up for a little giggle, so could not resist taking this photo.  Thankfully I snapped them early in the day before the crowd became a shoulder to shoulder mass.   These guys obviously had decided they were not interested in winning the fashions of the field, and looked like they were ready for a good day out.  Most of the people were considerably better dressed I might add!!  Hope you get a chuckle of this.


10 comments:

fabriquefantastique said...

Just my sort of day... local/people watching/slice of life.
Hate this new Blogger word verification...if I don't get it right after 2 tries I give up, what was wrong with the old one?

Katherine said...

What a great looking horse!

Juliettecherry said...

Well those chaps look cool and ready for the heat. Just love the wearing of ties with such casual outfits. Was it part of the dress code??

Radka said...

I would love to be able to say something clever here, but horses is a subject I don't know anything about! LOL......

DIAN said...

Linda, the horse is beautiful. Thanks again for sharing your outing with us.

Jen said...

Hello Linda, I don't know about horses but your son's horse seems a nice looking horse. A good days outing especially if the weather is fine.
Hope you get your sewing time back soon. You can't be two places at once inside sewing and outside working.

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Linda, WOW Rambo is truly beautiful. You can tell by looking at Rambo he is a winner for sure. Hugs Judy

Wanda-Maria Roszak said...

Hi Linda,
I believe the great day of relaxation for all.
Horses-Rambo, really beautiful, well maintained and the name fits him.
It's fun just to experience something different and not just a job, etc. ...
Boys very cool, and it is a sight to see, and they were hot, I do not see nothing good in general,
greetings :)))

Anneliese said...

Like most of the ladies I also know not much about horses - but Rambo is beautiful for sure. And as to men's fashion there - lovely to see them so airy and cashually dressed! I was once bitten by a horse - it might have been because of my red tee shirt - since then I care for a safe distance!

Dianne said...

Oh Linda, I love a good country race day, although I am very tight and don't like to gamble. Rambo is truly a beautiful specimen and I am sure he has a win in him. Also the guys look really relaxed and comfortable while the poor ladies were probably trying to teeter around on too high heels. Why can't we do what the guys do?? Love you blog. Di. P.S. Google verification is also giving me the creeps - wish they would change it back!