Monday, 13 March 2017

Little and Large

Sometimes I read an article and the content tickles me. Last week I learnt that there is an annual Clydesdale Horse Race held in Devon to raise money for the Air Ambulance. I don't know why it had never occurred to me that these magnificent horses are perfectly capable of galloping....it's only humans who harness them and use them to pull things! They're rather splendid I think.


That then got me wondering whether those at the other end of the scale also race. From this Youtube clip it would seem very much so! I find this clip equally joyful.


So when I saw this little equine gathering yesterday it seemed timely to include it here! It simply makes me smile seeing the pony appearing from behind the legs of the bigger one!


Arilx

4 comments:

  1. The first clip made me think that was probably why the knights (apart from the heavy armour) would use the heavy horse, can you imagine that tonnage of horse coming towards you but the second clip had me smiling - the ponies almost comical at the gallop in comparison !

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    1. That's an interesting point you make about the knights Kate. Quite right...must have been terrifying.
      Arilx

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    1. Indeed they are. Have never had any interest in riding, but as animals yes. I love the scale of size they come in too.
      Arilx

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