Nearly a month ago (on August 26th) we had the Parade of Horses through town and then they went on to the bull ring outside of Cotacachi. I have more pictures of these things than you can even imagine so I thought that since I have been able to download those photos, I'll just share them in a series of posts. You can pick and choose. I'm going to start with the biggest group--the adults on horseback (and a few of just the horses).
Here come the Alcalde (Mayor) leading the parade. He's in attendance at every event I've seen so far. I think it's quite wonderful that we have a Mayor who takes an interest in the town and what's going on. Even the street dogs get in on the act.
Actually, the whole thing was amazing. I suspect that horse people aren't at all surprised by any of this but I'm a city gal and this is pretty different for me. Actually, that's not completely true. I was born on a farm but I don't remember it at all. My dad raised miniature horses right up until a year ago (he's 82 now) so I was around them periodically, but I can't say I ever felt comfortable around them. They're just too big and unpredictable for my liking.
Coming up: the kids. You know how I love the little ones.