I was able to go to “Cavalia” last Saturday with my friend Cheryle and her husband and that guy you’ve seen in a few photos. I’m not sure whether he wants to “publicly” be a part of my life but hanging around me is, well, kind of public.

We started out the evening by having dinner at Toby Keith’s, not Toby’s actual house (although I’m sure he’d love to have us over) but the restaurant. We were very disappointed when we found the bull ride we’d heard about was not there. Dang! The only attraction was the young waitresses running around in microscopic shorts. But we all went there for the food, don’t ya know. Regardless of the atmosphere, the salmon Cheryle and I had was supreme!

You can’t take photos of the Cavalia performance so all I have is photos of the printed canvases you see as you work your way into the tent.

I don’t even know how to describe the show or I how I feel about it. There were several women around me that were teary-eyed because the horses and the interaction between the horses and humans was so touching and beautiful.

Even if you didn’t like horse (I can’t even imagine), the artistry and acrobatic feats were enough to keep you utterly entranced.

I am still trying to figure out how they did some things like there was some sort of mist coming down that they used to project images of horses walking across the stage — very haunting and mystical. And on a more basic level, how was it that none of the horses ever pooped on stage?

I loved the lady that stood on the backs of two side-by-side horses with two more horses in front that she drove at a high speed around the stage. This woman looked so happy and wild. It was a perfect expression of the unbridled joy and freedom you feel around horses — at least on a good horsey day.

(photo of photo in the event program)

Cheryle and I tried to emulate some of the trick western riding the day after the show but all I could manage was to gallop Luke around the outdoor arena while whooping and hollering and waving my hand above my head. Luke seemed to enjoy this non-dressage move.

Cheryle did some kind of graceful canter along the long side of the arena while she performed a kind of parade float wave. You know the kind I’m talking about…

Anyway, the joy and fun was on our faces and I wish we had it on video. Instead, you’ll have to settle for this exciting clip of Luke eating an apple. Tis the season!

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  1. Oh my gosh! Luke has the cutest muzzle and lips, and I just love the way his tongue keeps peeking out while trying to savor every last bit of apple flavor. lol! Adorable!

    And I would have loved to have seen a video or photo of you and Luke galloping with pure unbridled joy!

    Lucky you getting to see Cavalia! I’ve been wanting to go see the show for several years now, but they are never close enough to make it feasible.

    I’m so like you. I’d be wanting to know how they did the tricks and why there was no poop on the stage. I’m always the one questioning magic tricks and the behind the scenes stuff that happens at Disney World. lol!

    I’m glad you had a great time, though. Did you get teary eyed, too?


  2. The Cavalia looks like a most impressively interestin’ show. It sounds amazin’!

    Your mystery fella looks quite smitten with ya sweetie! Keep us posted…inquirin’ minds want to know! Heeehehehe!

    Luke is sooooo adorable, it’s great that you have him.

    God bless ya and have a terrific Thursday!!!

  3. The interaction, the intrigue, the lips! Lukevalia! I’m so jealous you and un-named man got to go to that, but glad you did. It looks a-m-a-z-i-n-g. I wonder how they do manage that non-pooping thing…

  4. I am so happy you were able to go to Cavalia; as soon as I saw the promotional ads I thought of you. It just sounds amazing and I can see how it could be emotional as well. That Luke…he is quite the apple eater:-) So adorable…as is that mystery man.

  5. I forgot to mention that the photos taken at Cavalia were done with my iPhone. I’m getting better with it but only outside — indoor photos are still not so good.

    And as for the mystery man I hate to give out names without permission but he said I can name him, so introducing “Steve”.

    Lisa – I did not get teary-eyed but did get goose bumps!

  6. I was hoping that you’d get to go to this…and I bet they could get pooping horseys to look dreamy too. Oh and LUKE…mak’n me hungry! I do love my fall Honey Crisps. : )

  7. Well…I enjoyed the video, but it really needed more slobber. Ha ha…I would love to see Cavalia! Beautiful photos of the canvases!

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