Skywatch Friday: 2nd Company Connecticut Governor's Horse Guard
This is the stable of the Second Company, Connecticut Governor's Horse Guard, at Fairfield Hills, Newtown, Connecticut. By some miracle, my daughter and I got out of bed early a few Sundays ago to go watch a horse show there. Seems my kid wants to learn to ride, so that's the next adventure on the list.
Here's a bit about the 2GHC, as they call themselves:
Chartered in 1808 “to attend and escort the Governor in times of peace and war”, the Second Company Governor’s Horse Guard continues to serve Connecticut as willingly today as it did during Colonial times. 2GHG is part of the organized militia of the State of Connecticut, under the direction of the Governor and the National Guard. Although today’s Trooper most often rides in ceremonial functions, cavalry military training of horse and rider takes place throughout the year. The public is always welcome to visit during regular drill hours or special events.
This was an opportunity to photograph something other than flowers, rocks, and buildings. I need the challenge of living, breathing specimens! I am wondering why these girls couldn't bear to watch when they jumped, though.
I noticed she didn't turn her gaze: