Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Six Degrees of Separation, Equestrian Style

Ever played the game "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon" where you link most anything you can think of back to a movie that starred Kevin Bacon? It is a triva game based on the concept of the small world phenomenon and rests on the assumption that any individual involved in the Hollywood film industry can be linked through his or her film roles to actor Kevin Bacon within six steps. 

We're going to change the rules a little bit and link one equestrian thing, concept, idea, etc to another.  You'll see what I mean very quickly, up to six. 

Let's start with this Rinaldi Designs equestrian "Thoroughbred" handbag. Isn't it cute, great for spring? 

Thoroughbred yes!  We love them!  You can purchase your very own OTTB (Off the Track Thoroughbred) through New Vocations Horse Adoption.   This one is named "Teenage King." He can be yours!

Did I say "King" like in the future King of England, Prince William?  Did you know he plays polo, really well?

ABC news photo

His brother, Prince Harry, also plays polo, very well, and lost his beloved mount Drizzle a few years ago to a heart attack at the early age of 10, much like Canada's beloved Hickstead earlier this year. 

The Sun photo

Drizzle isn't the only "royal" horse to die an untimely death. Canada's Hickstead is one of the world's most famous (and likely was the best show jumper in the world) when he passed away from a heart attack earlier this year.  Eric Lamaza of Canada had the reins and their resume together is pretty impressive to say the least.


Canada's other equestrian claim to fame?  Spruce Meadows near Calgary.

Clearly the most impressive equestrian venue in North America, if not the world.  More to come on that...

See, it does work.  What if we had included Kevin Bacon?

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