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Yet another beautiful day here in Tucson, sunny and warm stretching all the way out to the next ten days.
I spent part of the morning watching some horses jump over things, which was just like the Hunter Jumpers did a few weeks ago, except these girls weren't dressed as classy, and some of them were wearing what looked like a bulletproof vest. I'm not sure if that's what it was, but if these girls have to be concerned about getting shot while participating in their hobby, they're a lot braver than I am.
I also watched what they were calling "Dressage," but I don't think they were doing it right. For those of you who aren't fluent in French like moi, the word dressage de chevale or dressage for short. Is French meaning "put silly clothes on your horse."
Dressage was started by the French military in 1875 when France's greatest military mind, Prof. François de giggles determined that if the French Calvary dressed their horses in large pants, boots, and a silly hat, it would cause the enemy soldiers to laugh uncontrollably and be easily defeated.
And this worked quite well during the battle of Liechtenstein when the entire French Calvary which at the time consisted of 20,000 mounted French Calvarymen and 10 unmounted Calvarymen that walked behind the troops cleaning up the mess, faced head-to-head the entire Liechtenstein Army of 13 farmers, and a laundress that washed their clothes daily.
The battle raged on week after week, month after month until finally a truce was declared, a peace treaty was signed with both sides claiming victory and the French giving credit to Prof. François de giggles
On a serious note.... A very serious note, I just paid $5.20 a gallon for diesel fuel this morning which blew my old record of a little over four dollars a gallon earlier this year all to pieces. Fuel over five dollars a gallon used to be something reserved for places like California, and they were laughed at and ridiculed.
The last time I can remember fuel prices going up to absurd levels like this, Jimmy Carter was president, and fuel prices followed by high inflation sunk him and his Presidency to one term. And I have no doubt this current administration will suffer the same fate.
Anyone can see this dressage riders horse is not wearing a silly costume, so I don't know how they can call this dressage. This is nothing more than slowly walking around the arena on a horse wearing a silly saddle .
I told you these girls didn't dress very classy. It looks like they're on their way to Walmart not a fancy-schmancy horse riding event.
These English saddles are so embarrassingly silly they have to keep them covered up to avoid the humiliation of not even having a saddle horn to hang on to.
Okay maybe its not a bulletproof vest, actually it doesn't even look waterproof, but I don't know what good its going to be if you fall off a horse, other than keeping some of your clothes from getting too dirty.
These old folks don't look like they'll be able to tote the note on a ten-year RV mortgage.... Maybe not even a five year mortgage.... I wonder if they sell half-million dollar motorhomes with a three year mortgage.