Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Dog and Pony Show, Part 2

Well, it's not really a pony. It's a big ol' draft horse named Gracie who used to work on an Amish farm, but is now retired to East Tennessee. She was one of the stars of the Equine Parade at the University of Tennessee School of Veterinary Medicine's open house on Saturday. The audience, especially the horse-crazy little girls, were delighted to see Gracie. We all snapped our fingers in approval, because horses don't like loud clapping noises.

And as a city girl born and bred who has never ridden a horse, I just have to ask the equestrians out there on the Internet: how do you get up to ride something that big? A stepladder? Levitation?


Jim said...

Thats huge. I didnt know horses didnt like clapping noices.

marley said...

That is one big horse! I'm not a horsey person, its all the teeth and the galloping and the kicking you off that has scared me away!