It's a Classic -- Wednesday, 9/21/16
We love living in Nevada City ... there's always something to do here. Plus, we're only a couple of hours from the Pacific coast and only a little over an hour to Lake Tahoe, with a myriad of places and things to see and do in between. Today our original plan was to hike in the Sierras, but the high country weather forecast called for clouds and even showers (cold showers, no less), so we decided to walk around Nevada County's fairgrounds instead. That's always good for a nice walk. We got lucky today, because they were setting up for the Draft Horse Classic coming this weekend. Isn't it nice they allow walkers and joggers in while getting ready for a big weekend show? I took a few pictures.
You lookin' at me?
Pucker up ... how about a smooch?
To me, these horses are terrifyingly huge. Look how the above horse towers over the washer-woman, and she's taller than I am. Each one of these horses weighs about a ton. I think this guy is enjoying his bath on such a pretty - warm, but not hot - day.
Nice clean feet.
This horse's pen is a little higher than where I'm standing, but not by much.
They are massive!
Riding in style. Wait, where's my chauffeur?
We didn't count (didn't think to count, either) the number of horses today, but we saw a ton. Whoops, it's a pun. Most of them looked like Clydesdales, and they'll be featured in the various venues, such as driving and pulling, singly and in tandem, and so on. We've never attended, but maybe we'll buy a ticket this year and see what these big dudes can do!
We stopped to watch the cowboy riding his horse around this corral. No one else was nearby. The man called out to us, "This horse was totally wild 130 days ago." And as we watched, the horse stopped on command. They both seemed to be enjoying themselves! I guess horses can enjoy the moment, huh?
A harvest fair will be held in conjunction with the Classic; you see vendor booths already being put up. They'll be lots going on. I think the public can get in free to the grounds, to check out the goodies. Such an attractive fairgrounds. The Marigolds this year are beautiful.
Looks like some pollinating going on.
No, really, THE END!