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!