Thursday, August 7, 2008

Olmsted County Fair

The fair ran from 7/23-8/3. I wound up going as part of IBM day at the fair, where we time off to take our families. But the wife was away for work and my teenagers would rather commit seppuku than be so uncool as to "hang with Dad". So, I hit the midway alone...

Food is always an attraction for me, but after that are the animals. So I got into the Belgian and Percheron horses. You can see more shots here.

They had a competition with carriage and stagecoach, which was cool to watch. Riders have to demonstrate ability to go around the track in both directions "walking" and "driving" the horses and also being able to back them up.

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