06 July 2009

The Arabian Horses - the Plastic Bag


When a horse is being presented to the judges, there is always a handler outside the ring with a plastic bag on the end of a flexible pole. This gets whipped about to get the horse's attention and perk him up. It makes quite a noise too. Some handlers bang on the bars of the tents.

11 comments:

  1. Nice action captured. I loved the way the sky is in the first picture. Also, thanks for sharing the information... :-)

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  2. I suppose like children, the horses are interested in other things besides looking good all the time.

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  3. This is all so fascinating.

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  4. I had never heard of this before. I'll have to ask my "horse savvy" sister and see if she has seen this done here.

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  5. I had no idea about that.

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  6. Wonderful set of pictures from the horse show. Beautiful horses just beg to be photographed, don't they?

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  7. Anonymous06 July, 2009

    Plastic bottles with small rocks in them are sometimes used in the same way.

    Louis

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  8. That is odd! Is it within the rules?

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  9. Just read this one and the previous posts, WOW, what an adventure you had ! And what a filly she is ! So his royal highness wasn't there for you to photograph alongside his horse ?

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  10. The human mind is so ingenius; who would have thought plus the posters comment re. plastic bottles with rocks in them is another clever idea. The sky is a remarkable shade of blue!

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  11. Marley, don't think they can be breaking the rules as the ring had about 8 judges doing their stuff and you couldn't miss the banging of the bags.

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