Have you seen Cavalia?

I went a few years ago and thought it was good but not great. However, the trailer for this new show looks pretty excellent. Perhaps it’s worth giving it another try. I’ve found that with the Cirque du Soleil shows that I like some a lot more than others. Have you seen any of the […]

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A day at the circus

Here are some great equestrian circus performances that you can watch from the comfort of your living room! If you enjoy them, check out the YouTube channel for this Russian circus — they have hundreds of high quality videos.

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Old footage of the Spanish Riding School . . . and more!

Here’s some lovely old footage of the Spanish Riding School in an outdoor venue. It’s followed by some interesting trick riding and even some footage of what looks to be a child learning how to do circus tricks. Kudos to that last horse for putting up with some of those antics!

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Riding with fire fans

I wonder how you teach your horse to work with fire fans? I can imagine that there could be some nasty burns if something went wrong. Still, it’s quite dramatic.

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Lorenzo the Flying Horseman in training

For all of you Lorenzo fans (and I see how often his name comes up in the searches!), here’s a new video of him training for an upcoming show. Enjoy! More on Lorenzo Lorenzo the Flying Frenchman: A modern take on trick riding  

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A horse jumping rope – and with style!

Russian performer Yuri Volodchenkov certainly has an admirable seat. On some of these videos he looks absolutely glued to that saddle. That’s quite an inventive use of the capriole, too!

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