Monday, 19 May 2008

The Red Coats are Coming!

Because I just can't get enough of horses or guys in uniform, DH and I took the kids to see the RCMP Musical Ride on Friday night. The evening started off with a demonstration of The Ottawa Police K-9 division.

I think that the dog really enjoys his work. The guy in the Michelin Man suit just happened to be an off duty officer who came to watch the Ride and was volun-told to help out with the demo.

Here comes the the highlight of the evening!

At the end of the performance, all the riders brought their horses along the fence and gave the audience a chance to pet the horses and talk with a member of the ride.

This is DD#2. She lives, eats, breaths and sleeps anything to do with horses. So out of all three kids, she was the most impressed. Here she is petting, Sheriff a 10 year old stallion.

This is Regan Douglas, Sheriff's rider. She is on the last year of her three year stint with the musical ride. I would have thought that after three years with the Musical Ride anything you did afterwards would be a let down. But no, next year Regan will learn how to dispose of bombs and blow things up, because there is not enough excitement in her life.

And last but not least, the sock. The sock enjoyed the performance so much that it didn't even mind when DS went on and on.....and on about horse poop and the ability of a horse to poop anywhere he felt like it.

Myself however: "enough about the horse poop already!"

The sock would also like to let you know that if you ever get to see the Musical Ride, be sure to see it from high up. You'll get an awesome view of the formations that is not possible from the regular bleachers.

Until next time
Yours in Yarn,
The Fibreholic


Susan said...

What a perfect thing to do! There is always so much going on in this city, it's hard to keep track of it all.

Georgie said...

Your post made me all nostalgic - my dad was a Mounted Policeman for 20 years and did lots of musical rides. Theyre just so clever (esp the horses!) and so much fun!

Very sound advice from the sock, too. Wise sock.

Nancy said...

That was a really neat thing for your family to see. I bet it was great. Sock is smart too.

TinkingBell said...

That would be such fun - but of course bomb disposal and blowing things up - awesome!!!!