Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Brego: coming soon to a book cover near you

Last week, hubby and I took Brego to a big medieval reenactment event in Mississippi. 

Always a great traveler.

This event happens every year, and last year was Brego's first time. At that point, he didn't have a lot of experience jousting or doing any of the other medieval games, and he struggled a bit with all the new stuff.

This year, he pretty much owned the place.

Practice run down the jousting lane.

Brego and Buttons the Jousting Mule compare ear sizes. 

Hubby was in the finals for mounted combat, and did great in the jousting as well. His targeting was a bit off, but Brego did his job and his runs were foot-perfect.

Mounted combat melee. Brego looks even more fierce in a chamfron, no?

Brego was also a star in mounted procession. A lot of the folks that ride in the procession aren't horse people, so calm horses are greatly appreciated. Brego was very careful with his rider and didn't bat an eye at all the exciting stuff going on.


Hubby leads Brego in the procession with a novice rider on board.

But the most exciting part? Brego was the star of a book cover photo shoot! The lady who was modeling for the cover had never been on a horse before and was SO EXCITED to sit on Brego, we almost couldn't get her off when the shoot was done! Brego did his part and stood rock still while pricking his ears (mostly) and looking at the camera, or staring off into the distance, as required. Maybe he's not as cute as Paddy, but he definitely does the intimidating war horse thing well.

Me taking a picture of the photographer taking a picture.

We'll get a copy of the book when it's printed, which is so exciting! Brego... even more famous than he was before!

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    1. Brego didn't love mules, but now he's pretty OK with Buttons.

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  2. I can't imagine cantering up to Brego in mounted combat. He looks FIERCE!

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    1. Brego knows he's boss of all the things!

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  3. Brego is a badass, that's all there is to it. Jousting, mounted combat, parades, and book covers? All in a day's work!

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    1. He needs more treats because he's working so hard. Obv.

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  4. when i grow up, i aspire to be as famous as your horses lol ;)

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    1. If only being famous meant they had their own income...

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  5. You're a pony public relations agent. That's a compliment!! Superstars :)

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  6. That's awesome!! Make me want to do jousting . . . or maybe be a horse archer in Saladin's army. You all do reenactments of the Crusades?

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    1. Oooh, we have horse archery! It's toooons of fun and hella hard.

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  7. That's so cool. He's such a gorgeous horse.

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  8. Brego would scare me a lot in any of those games. He wins the psychological battle before he even steps foot on the field.

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    1. Being big and intimidating can definitely help!

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  9. That's SO cool!! What kind of book is it?

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    1. Fiction about a girl and a horse. That's all I know lol!

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    1. He works hard to cultivate his image.

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  11. That is too cool. Brego looks like he was made for this stuff. What a sweet boy.

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    1. He thinks he was made for ALL of it. King of the universe and all that ;)

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  12. I have been looking at a friend's facebook posts of a recent event and when I saw your post I thought there's no way that's the same event, he's from Seattle. So I went back to facebook and saw a photo of him in New Orleans, and I thought, hmmm. Then I saw a photo he posted of the rain coming down at the An Tir cabin at Gulf Wars. Aha. My friend is also a rider (also drafts), and long ago invited me to an event where I could learn to use a wooden sword on my horse, which I even dressed up for!

    http://www.hattiesburgamerican.com/picture-gallery/news/2016/03/18/gallery--lumberton-hosts-medieval-gulf-wars-xxv/81967876/

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    1. Wowwww, small world! Yup, that's where we were. Super cool that you got to go to an event! There are similar groups in Germany that I can probably get you in touch with, if you're interested...

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    2. Question - who is your friend? I've got a couple friends in Seattle (I'm in St Louis) and I'm curious if they are the same people. ;-) Because - small world. *lol*

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  13. Such epically exciting news ☺☺☺

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