Aug 18, 2008

I'd hate to be a pony on the highway, but...

Even more I'd hate to be a pony on the airplane. Did you know that the horses fly to Olympics? I have always thought it must be a crazy ride in a horse trailer, but can you imagine a horse flying in Boeing 747 (the only aircraft that their crates fit in to)?

And, did you know that the reason the horse-related events are not taking place in Beijing, but in Hong Kong, is because the air quality and safety of the horses could not be guaranteed. And, did you know that most of the horses left their countries about a month before the Olympics started so they could pass quarantine.

Thought I would share what I learned about the ponies in the Olympics with you all.

1 comment:

Liam said...

So where do they do the Pentathlon at?

I always thought Pentathlon was a lot better test... In Pentathlon you're not riding YOUR horse but rather a random horse that is assigned to you 20 minutes before you have to ride it... no training... no time to get to know her... just hop on and make her jump... That's gotta be much harder...