Beautiful Blue Danube Waltz - 2002

Next we sat in a wooden covered bleacher affair with rugs on the seats to watch the considerable skills of the riders and amazing feats of their animals. The riders were dressed in black boots, flaring dark blue pants, very wide-legged, full blowsy shirts of blue with wide sleeves, and round black straw looking hats. Each carried the elongated, sharp cracking whip which sounded like a rifle crack when snapped in the air. They appeared to be made of leather with a knotted string at the end. The men rode saddle-less throughout the show. One man rode a cute little donkey who could do all the tricks the horses performed, though of course he did not run so swiftly and gracefully.


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