Ponies.

18 Oct

I am quite serious when I say there are cavallos everywhere. Horses por todas partes. They’re all over the stinkin city! I’m not complaining, by any means, I love hearing their hooves hit the pavement. I love listening for the bells on the carriages when I’m in class. I love rounding the back of the Catedral and seeing hundreds (okay maybe only 20 or so) horse-drawn carriages. They’re in the park. They’re on the streets. They’re everywhere! And now… I have photo evidence! That’s right, I went around for three days taking all the pictures I could of horses in Sevilla. Bring it.
So the first time I had a serious encounter with horses here was at the bull fight, you may recall.

These are the horses that look pretty before the bulls come out.

These are the warrior horses, that withstand the bulls rage, luckily they're heavily padded, and only fall enough to sufficiently give me a panic attack.

Then there are the carriage horses. These are the more abundant of the horse types in Sevilla, and you can see them anywhere from the street outside the University (very loud and distracting during class, at least for me…) to the Cathedral to the parks. Luckily the city is really really good about cleaning up after them.

They are all over the Cathedral. Carriage after carriage, just waiting for unsuspecting tourists to pay 50 Euro for a 45 minute ride through the city. Yuck.

Some carriage guys drag their horses through crowds of tourists. Like, physically moves tourists to get the carriage through. That was an entertaining sight.

Part two to the man pushing through the crowd. The horses here are so patient with their humans.

More carriage horses in the Plaza de España.

The horses are usually parked really close to each other. I was hoping these ponies were going to be friends. Then the right one nipped at the left one.

There are also police horses here. I've seen more of them than I believe exist in the US. They're always way bigger than the carriage horses, and accompanied by super great nice policemen.

In conclusion, ponies are everywhere. If you need more proof, I will post more, that is an option. 😀

Pony Heaven = Sevilla.

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2 Responses to “Ponies.”

  1. Meg October 19, 2011 at 10:53 am #

    Love ponies, love Jess. Love Jess more than ponies. 🙂

    • Jess October 20, 2011 at 11:40 am #

      I love you, you are the cutest thing. I also love ponies, and MEG! 😀

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