Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Brego's first experience with armor

Brego's resume is pretty much second to none - an accomplished hunt horse, extensive eventing career including placing very well in a number of Novice level USEA events, toter of dads and small children... he is literally everything we would ever want in a horse. Top that off with his handsome good looks and willing attitude, and the only question left was whether he might make a good jousting horse. So when we were up in New Hampshire getting to know him, we brought along some of hubby's jousting armor to see what he thought of it.

The pics and videos pretty much say it all...

????

Human, you look weird.

But maybe you have foodz?

Oooh, clinky!

...but not as interesting as the lady with the hay cart over there.

Note that usually the clinking noise is what worries horses the most about armor, which is why you hear so much of it in the vids.


This one is my favorite. Brego's all "Oh hi, what exactly are you doing and can I eat it?"


So yes, we're pretty sure Brego will be able to add "kick-ass jousting horse" to his resume in fairly short order!

29 comments:

  1. what a beast! that head is as big as me!

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  2. oh my gosh - those EARS tho!!!

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  3. Oh, yeah, he's going to be just fine!

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    1. There are many, many steps to training a jousting horse, so we've got a long way to go, but the armor part of it likely won't be a problem!

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    1. Haha Terry, nice try. We have Paddy and Brego under 24-hour surveillance ;)

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    1. He's an entirely different "cute" than Paddy, lol!

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  6. I lurvs him. I can't wait for pics of hubby on Brego and you on Sir Paddington. Together. Side by Side.

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  7. He is hilarious!! He's pretty well bored by the while thing, like "JenJ, don't you know I was bred to do this for centuries?"

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    1. I think he'd be waaay more excited if there was food involved, lol!

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  8. I just want to cuddle him! Such a cute guy!

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    1. I can barely wrap my arm around his giant nose... "cuddling" requires some creativity with a Brego!

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  9. I don't know....he looks pretty terrified to me. I can probably fix that by coming down and giving him snuggles to make it all better. Or maybe I can just come down and give him snuggles for no reason?

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    1. I think he's terrified that he might have to work harder toting around armor.

      And the snuggles are free anytime!

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  10. Clank, clank, clatter, rattle .... Brego thinks, "Food bucket?"

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  11. Cannot WAIT to see him thundering down a jousting lane! That would scare the crap out of me if I was facing off against him thats for sure!

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  12. He is so precious! What a soft, kind eye he has. I'm in love already!!

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    1. He does have a great eye and a great brain!

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  13. Brego, you're the best. Wow. Cool as a cucumber.

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