Sunday, June 08, 2014

Serendipity and a Great Showman

Liz 'n' Jade's horse, Sunny, who now lives here

We used to hit every fair we could drive to between milkings. When Liz was a baby we happened to be at the Morris Fair when legendary horseman, Dick Sparrow, stopped and put on an amazing show with an 8-horse hitch of Belgians.

It was a day to remember. From flying at a fast gallop, up and down the narrow race track, to docking the wagon, he did everything you could imagine doing with a pair and then some, only he had eight. Too bad Liz is too little to remember and digital photography wasn't available, so we have no pictures. Here is a video though.


Cathy said...

Horse brawn and beauty and human ingenuity . . a winning combination, for sure.

threecollie said...

Cathy, sure was something to see him drive. Of course I get cold chills watching the six-ups at the fair. So much power....the ground shakes beneath them. So much pomp. So much grandeur.