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Dancing Horses -the one I missed!

 Yesterday at Swanage Folk Festival I was lucky enough to see one of the best dancing horses of all.  The Minehead Hobby Horse is one of a very rare breed (there's another one at Padstow, but that's about it).

It's a wild and energetic animal and it led the Swanage procession and I suspect the young man inside was totally exhausted by the end.  (I gather he had rope burns from all that energetic swinging)

Here's some footage of it from another occasion.  It's the Sailor's Horse from Minehead -which may help to explain why it looks as much like a boat as a horse, but it definitely has a tail!


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vjezkova
Sep. 10th, 2017 08:21 pm (UTC)
Wow, this must have been very exhausting! But he performed very well, haha, the children and youngsters had a great time, this is quite obvious.
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