Monday, August 03, 2009

Getting Ready!

The entire process of getting ready for a race is quite fascinating. I can't imagine why there are so many handlers for each horse. I suppose it's because each race follows closely behind the one preceding it...usually about 30-35 minutes. Many hands make quick work!


  1. le cheval semble assez nerveux...

    the horse seems quite nervous ...

  2. This horse is indeed the center of attention.

    I am glad that you are enjoying the series on the total eclipse of the sun that Julie is running on her Scottsdale Daily Photo site. It was a great trip to the South Pacific.

    Julie and I have started a new blog to show some of our favorite travel photos, starting with a series from Petra, Jordan.

  3. Great photo! How'd you get back there where the handlers are?

  4. They are such incredible animals. Bred and born to do one thing.

  5. I don't think we have races around here. I'd love to go to see the horses though. THey are such beautiful creatures.

  6. Anonymous9:42 AM

    These are magnificent animals. To be almost as nice as a lap dog but bigger. I like just about everything about horses.

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  7. The preparation is amazing! You don't think about the behind the scenes stuff when you watch a race. Great post.

  8. We don't see this often and the horse seems to feel uneasy. Very good shot.


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