Thursday, September 23, 2010
I'll admit, I don't know much about equestrian games. I just know it is like the Olympics except its for horses. Competitors come from all over the world. And they have events that sound cool, but I don't know what they actually are. Like "Dressage". I think I'd like to compete in Dressage... it sounds like dress-up, but I'm sure it's more complicated than that. I know Lyle Lovett has a horse in the Reining event. I know William Shatner (yes, Captain Kirk) has interests in some event. (Yes, my knowledge is very vague.)
Actually, there's a lot online to help the spectators who need to know what the events are and how to act. Most of it is like golf - quiet, please, when the event is in progress. They describe the object of dressage as "the development of the horse into a happy athlete through harmonious education". Vaulting is like gymnastics on horseback. That sounds dangerous.