Thursday, 28 October 2010

Un poney... du Club Hippique de Versailles

Riding is big in Versailles, starting at a young age!
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On commence tôt !

21 comments:

Jacob said...

That's good. If one is to be a horse person he/she needs to start young...

Maybe Versailles is the "horse capitol of France"? We could make Ocala and Versailles "sister" cities based on our equine interests!

I would, of course, have to visit Versailles and the Versailles horses to make sure they would up to our standards! Heh, heh!

Well, could I at least come and visit?

Woody said...

There are several horse farms within a mile of my home and one that's just down the street that boards and gives riding lessons. I see young girls faithfully practicing and cleaning up after their steeds.

Sneakers??!! She needs boots!

Bob Crowe said...

I learned some French vocabulary today. Never ran across the word hippique before. I also learned that it's okay for equestrians to wear pink socks.

Olivier said...

belle chaussette rose, j’espère qu'elle est fluo ;o))

Small City Scenes said...

Love it!!!
It looks like that pony likes the groceries a bit. LOL
I always say my kids rode before they were born---and it's true. MB

Malyss said...

Même regard qu'Olivier: je trouve que la chaussette rose casse un peu le côté BCBG..:)), mais j'admire la complementarité des pièces rouges, ça, c'est la classe!:))))))

Dina said...

A lucky kid. But where are the stirrups?

cieldequimper said...

@ all: this was a first, a trial if you like before deciding!

VP said...

I still remember the first time I mounted a horse, I was a kid, and was the last time either.

Kaori said...

The only thing I remember is to keep your heel down ;-D

Cergie said...

En effet, quelle belle robe, un poil dru et bien brossé
:)
Ce sont les petites filles (chaussettes roses) qui sont les plus nombreuses dans les clubs hippiques...

Gunn said...

Mostly teenage girls who are active riding here in Stavanger.

A nice image!:)

B SQUARED said...

Surprisingly, it is pretty big here, as well.

Cezar and Léia said...

It's an elegant horse, wonderful shot!
I love horses!
Léia :)

brattcat said...

love that delicate pink sock.

Jack said...

I laughed when I saw the pink sock and sneakers. My daughter rode when she was a pre-teen and they insisted on boots and riding breeches.

Thanks for your educational note about pumpkins in Europe. The best part of the tradition here is carving faces into the pumpkins. Sometime on Sunday I will hollow out a couple of large pumpkins, carve frightening faces into them, and insert candles to light them from within and scare the children who go around "trick-or-treating" (i.e., collecting candy treats).

Halcyon said...

I think it is also an expensive hobby. But a very fun one too!

BaysideLife said...

A great photo. The shoe and lovely pink sock perfectly ages the rider. It's nice she had the opportunity to get a trial ride and then decide if she wanted to pursue the hobby.

Diane said...

Plenty of spaces to ride too. xxxx

Sharon Van Lieu said...

Very pretty shot - I like the quilted blanket.

Sharon

T. Becque said...

That sounds fun!