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.




29 comments:

  1. What beautiful Gee Gees!
    Butt how dare the peeps not take you to see them as well...I bet you could haf made yourselves a little hoarse barking at them!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  2. OMP! That is absolutely gorgeous my friends!! My mom would love to go see them. Off to check their calendar now. XOXO - Bacon

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  3. Hari OM
    They are such beautiful critters and they really love to show off! Lucky lucky lucky peeps to see that wonderful show!!! Sorry you guys didn't get to go though...Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

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  4. my mom sings the awwww-song... thanks for sharing some moments of such a wonderful show.... oh to be there and to see all that horses...

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  5. Now that is something mom would like. Very cool
    Lily & Edward

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  6. They are so grand and spectacular.

    Aroo to you,
    Sully

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  7. Wow! They are magnificent! However, we don't think that justifies their neglect of you two! The reason our mom is trying to email your mom is to get photos of you to be used on the BAR float on the Valentine's Day Parade and the BAR blog. Can you send them to us at cecampbell@msn.com?

    Keep Calm and Bark On!

    Murphy and Stanley

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  8. Wow, those are so gorgeous! My mom is going all squeeeeee 'cause she loves horses. At least they left you alone for a good reason, and I hope you got some extra treats for being abandoned like that. BOL
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, Police Commish

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  9. Those horses are amazing, it must take a lot of work and patience to train them to do such elaborate tricks.
    Dip and Elliot x

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  10. How very cool, but we have to agree...that is a loooonnnnggggg time to be separated from your peeps!!
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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  11. WE are sorry that THEY Abandoned you... butt it was only a little over 87 mins.. and THEY certainly DID go to see somethingy AMAZING... THAT is Wonderful fur THEM... and NOW demand EXTRA TREATS...

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  12. Oh, my Ma loves horses...even if she doesn't know as much about the different types of horses like your mom. They are such beautiful creatures. I wonder though, do those dancing horses really like to dance?!?

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  13. Those are beautiful horses - but three whole hours??!?! Are you guys OK? Too bad they didn't let you go on date night with them!
    Cammie!

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  14. oh my!!!! But...they abandoned you for something GORGEOUS and majestic! I LOVE the video, it came out perfectly!!DakotasDen

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  15. SHE loves those horses, too. We'd probably like to chase them. We think you NEED and DESERVE lots of great treats for being abandoned for so long. Get Mr Chewy on the line.

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  16. Wow, I would love to see these beautiful horses! They are so pretty. Glad your parents had a fun night out. Hope they brought you home some treats.

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  17. Very cool! They are gorgeous.

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  18. WE would love to see the horses - so beautiful!
    hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

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  19. What a superfun date night for your mom and dad! Our mom is so jealous!

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  20. About six years ago I saw the World Famous Lipizzaner Stallions On the US Tour truly they were fantastic. I believe they are the only horse that can jump and kick all fours at the same time. I had a front row seat and I would see them again. I remember a Disney movie I saw as a kid about the rescue of these famous horses and how we stole them from right under Nazi Germany nose.
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot

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  21. I would love to see this show! What gorgeous horses.

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  22. That must have been a magnificent performance to see - just that short video was amazing. Our Mom would SO enjoy a show like that too. Thanks for sharing.

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

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  23. OMD, they are BEAUTIFULS!!! And I bets they don't farts on peeps like those horses who pull the carriages! BOL!!!!! (not that that has happened to Ma or anythings...☺)
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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  24. Lucky mom and dad! The Lipizzans have a yearly show somewhere around here my mom would love to see them someday! Love Dolly

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  25. Lucky mum and dad! I'd like to go myself, being a horse lover!

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