What to wear when you forget your costume . . .

Apparently, the answer is . . . . NOTHING!

This rider was at a show jumping competition in Bourg-en-Bresse, France. The class was supposed to a costume class, but the rider D. Ribot did not have a costume ready. The judge told him to compete naked (we can assume it was a joke). He did.

Although I cringed for him over some of the landings, it’s an impressive performance. Now, can he still father children?

Horse training lessons from the Lone Ranger

Who used to watch the re-runs of the Lone Ranger? I used to love that show! This wonderful clip from 1949 shows how the Lone Ranger gentled the wild Silver and started him under saddle. Hi ho Silver! Away!!

The Lone Ranger trains Silver

You can watch most of the episodes on YouTube if you want to take a walk down memory lane or get ready for the Johnny Depp version.

15 seconds to GO!

These fire horses are ready to go in just 15 seconds. The video was shot in 1903. The video won't embed so please click on the image to watch it.

These fire horses are ready to go in just 15 seconds. The video was shot in 1903. The video won’t embed so please click on the image to watch it.

My grandfather was a volunteer fireman for about 75 years (he was 105 when he died). One of his earliest memories, and the one that  sparked his interest in becoming a fireman, was watching the horse drawn fire trucks coming up 9th avenue in New York.

This video from 1903 shows just how fast those fireman could get their horses harnessed and going — just 15 seconds! Those horses are primed and ready to go.