Monday, June 17, 2013

Holy Flying Feathers!

OMG, one of my Facebook friends posted this and I had to share.  If this does not put a smile on your face, well, I'm at a loss.

How can you not smile at the sight of a herd of Shires galloping down a race track, feathers a'flying?

The gentle giants were ridden by professional jumps jockeys (a bit different from a normal day at the office for these boys, I'd wager) and the race was put on to raise awareness of the Shire breed, which is considered "at risk" by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust.

Congrats all around to Joey, the winner, and all his connections.  To read more about the race, and to see adorable pics of the big horses getting all dolled up for the big event, click here.