Thursday, August 10, 2006

Dani is developing a serious obsession with BIG horses. Here she is astride a rather hefty specimen owned by the Bickford family. There was a good reason we were taking photos of this beauty - Dad is painting a mural on the side of a tram known as 'The People Mover" at the Saanich Historical Artifacts Society. Subject of said mural is a pair of horses ploughing... and, it turns out, the Bickfords donated the people-mover. So, it only made sense that we were there snapping photos from all angles so Dad would have plenty of good reference material. What doesn't make sense is how one of the photographers suddenly found herself astride! While wearing a short skirt, no less.

Dad and I head up to Nanaimo tomorrow to retrieve the mad vaulter from a week-long clinic she's been attending. We had a frantic call from Dani this evening who said, "Bring the truck!" Apparently she has procured a vaulting barrel, an essential device on which vaulters practice when there's no horse handy. It could have been worse, I suppose. She could have said, "Bring the horse trailer!" Posted by Picasa

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