I am in awe of the athleticism of horses. You really have to wonder who is the better athlete. The rider or the horse? Remember the photograph of the horse that came in second at the Steeplechase that I posted awhile back where the horse's rider had fallen off at the start of the race! Makes you wonder, doesn't it?
I like this polo pony below. The sweat, the veins, the flaring nostrils. You can almost feel the slippery salty fur. Ears centered back on his rider. The blue tipped polo stick so very close to the horse's head. The penetrating gaze like stare coming from his eye. What was that old saying? "You're only as good as your horse?' Or, did I just make that up?