26 September, 2006

A Horse of a Different Color

Scalzi's Monday Photo Shoot for the week asks for horses: Horses are nice. Show us a horse picture you've taken. It can be new, or one from your files. It just needs to have a horse in it. Donkeys, mules, ponies, zebras, and quagga are also acceptable, and I'll be impressed if you have a picture of a quagga in your files, being that they've been extinct for 125 years and all.

Sadly, though I went to 3 years worth of equine summer camp, have gone on trail rides in the Tetons and in Vermont, and even took weekly lessons for a while, I do not have one single picture of me on a horse. And I don't even have any pictures of the zebras or even okapi at Animal Kingdom. (yes, I know the okapi are relatives of the giraffe... but they still look half-zebra). I do, however, have pictures of some Disney horses:

The only people who get to see the Headless Horseman gallop down Main Street U.S.A. are those who pay for the after hours "Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party." It's quite an impressive sight -- this giant horse goes galloping right past you, and wow - that man has no head! This may look like a pony, but it's actually a miniature horse. He(?) lives at the petting farm at Ft. Wilderness - the Tri Circle D Ranch. The ranch is also the home of the other horses on this page, plus the white ponies that pull Cinderella's Coach. You can't really see it in the picture, but the horses are branded with the "Tri Circle" logo, which looks an awful lot like Mickey Mouse.

And what display of Disney Horses would be complete without a shot of the horse-drawn carriage in front of Cinderella's Castle? There's a few "hidden mickeys" on this horse's harness as well. Can you spot them?

Note: the Horseman photo was taken by Mike, whose last name I cannot remember. Sorry Mike!

1 comment:

tess said...

Fun entry! If you don't have you can still love 'em!