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Saturday, July 19, 2008

Heigh-Ho

NYPD
Photo by myself, from the All-Star Parade last week, at 6th Avenue and 42nd Street.

There's still nothing like a policeman on horseback to keep the crowds in check.

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I've heard from people who have worked with horses that horses don't realize how big they are. They observe the world from their heads, meanwhile their heads have no idea how big their bodies are.

Actually in New York, now until January 2009, there is an exhibit going on at the Museum of Natural History all about the horse. You see the posters all over the subway these days showing the Lipizzaner, the striking white horse that performs in civic functions, especially in Europe.

Related posts: My First Run-In with the NYPD and Code Yellow.

7 comments:

Susu said...

Horses are so wonderful in their calmness... well, when they happen to be so. I'm heading up on vacation. Just wanted to stop by and wish you nice summery days dear Kitty! Keep up the good bloggin';)

Kitty said...

Hi Susu
I love horses. Don't all women go through a horse-loving phase?

Have a lovely vacation, Susu!

Lily Hydrangea said...

You have captured NY's mounted police! Your photos are inspiring me to take better pictures as well.
Thanks for stopping over too.

Tammy said...

Gorgeous shot! We don't have police on horses here except for when the RCMP have their horseback show.

GumbyTheCat said...

I love your photographs, and I love NYC, although unfortunately I haven't been there since '04. I'll be back, keep up the nice work.

babooshka said...

Both rider and horse a manificent site. In the Uk we think of that old tv. Series Mcloud when we think about mounted police in New York. How strange is that.

Paz said...

I love how the horses are always nice and calm-looking, despite everything going on around.

Paz