One of the yearly events to which I look forward is the Rose Bowl Parade. I am fascinated the creativity of the gorgeous floats which are decorated with flowers and flower petals. The amount of work that goes into their design must be truly incredible
This year however, I was glued to my high definition big screen TV once I caught a glimpse of the horses. Grabbing my video camera, I just had to capture segments of their outstanding performances.
As each group of horses crossed my screen, my heart raced with excitement as I watched the Andalusians, Paso Finos,Bashkirs, Palominos, Miniature Horses, Clydesdales and other breeds too numerous to list. Our United States Olympic team riding their dressage and Grand Prix jumpers were beautifully featured.
I even got to wonder if Raven, my friend Kim's horse, pictured above, gave some thought to participating in this delightful event, dressed up in this fancy attire.
As Horses are one of my deepest passions, I created this video of the horses in the 2008 Rose Bowl Parade. It is to honor the tremendous number of generous people who contribute tirelessly from their hearts, as they work miracles to save the "unwanted" horses in our country. They give generously toward the welfare of all horses and have become their voice. Our goal is to end the cruel and unnecessary slaughter of these magnificent animals, forever.