Tuesday, November 23, 2010

An amazing rider

There are an abundance of videos on Youtube showing equines doing strange and dangerous things: galloping on pavement, jumping wire fences, carrying helmetless riders at breakneck speeds through unsafe landscapes and over treacherous obstacles. I frown upon them all.

Here is a video that I prefer: a video full of amazing leaps, astonishing feats, and wild exploits. A video in which helmets feature prominently, and a video in which no mules were jeopardized, endangered, or yanked on.

It is a riding video, but it is not about horse- or mule-back riding.

It is full of muleness, but it is not about mules.

If you ever want to speed on concrete, leap a chainlink fence, or jump a cement wall, learn to do it on your bicycle. It will be beautiful. If you do it on a mule, it will make you look like a moron and a meanie. 

Ears to you,


  1. As a photographer, I LOVED the photography in that video! Would have been some really cool still photos with an off camera flash for the sunset shots... :)

  2. brought back memories of my honeymoon in Edinburgh :)

  3. Just wanted to say I love your new banner Photo...I am going to try the same pose on our Big Standard Bred, he has a big strong back and a kind loving eye like yours to,


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