Sunday, September 29, 2002

Leaping Lizards!

Amy and I went to two different events last weekend, and I didn't realize until afterwards how oddly similar they were. Draw whatever conclusions you may about our personalities, but it was a fun weekend watching these highly trained animals and their highly stressed owners.

The first was "Eventing" at Greenwood Farms in Weatherford, TX. For the uninitiated (like myself), this involves three equestrian events: dressage, jumping, and cross-country. The cross-country event occurred on Sunday, so we didn't get to see any of it, but we watched some of the dressage and jumping, and took this picture.

Sunday afternoon, we attended the Grand Prix of Dog Agility ® World Championships in Las Colinas. We weren't sure which was a greater spectacle, the dogs or their owners running along beside them coaxing and commanding them through each obstacle, but I must say the dogs were impressive. Here's one picture we took for posterity. I also took a short .mpg movie that's worth watching, but until I figure out how to compress it, I won't tempt anyone to download all 6MB...