Saturday it was the horses at Versailles.
Nice show put on by the Academy of Equestrian Sciences, LA VOIE DE L’ECUYER, OPUS 2014.
A warm up ring in the parking lot outside the palace.
An Argentin Criollo. These were used for the sword fighting on horseback and then again in a quadrille type ride.
You can see a cubby recessed into each stall, that has a saddle rack and a place to keep things for getting ready.
Untacking after the show.
Not a bad set up.
The walls in the ring are painted like this.
It was a fun show with archery, fencing and choral singing in addition to the riding…or while riding for singing and fencing.
I now understand what my friends meant by ‘a French head’. Not refined like a thoroughbred or Arab.