Monday, January 11, 2016
Gala of the Royal Horses
Can you believe Mom and Dad had a date night without us last night - we were abandoned for 3 whole hours while they went off and enjoyed themselves. And where did they go - they went to see something called the "Gala of the Royal Horses". Mom has always loved horses and these in particular are some of her favorite breeds - the black ones are the Friesians and are a horse breed that originated in Friesland, in the Netherlands. The white ones are the famous Lipizzaners - the Spanish Dancing horses. Did you know that General Patton actually saved these horses during the second world war - there was only 300 left in the world and they were in an area being bombed and he had them moved to safety. Today thanks to careful breeding programs there are around 3000 of them. They are born black and start turning white between the ages of 6-10 years although there are some rare ones that stay black. The was also beautiful Arab horses too in the show too and they did some wonderful dancing with the flamenco dancers. The shows is travelling all over the USA and Mom says if they comes to a town near you don't hesitate about going to see it - you can check their website for the schedule.