Anyway, last week Longines had a live feed of the arrival of the international horses at LAX, I believe it was. It started at 5am and I had every intention of being up to watch it, but I just couldn't get motivated in time and I missed it. Thank goodness for the Chronicle of the Horse and Facebook. FB posted the video of the event and COTH posted pictures and that's where we are now. Pictures of the horses arriving. I tried watching the video, but I got bored. hahaha. Especially since the videographer started out filming between the shipping container and the closest trailer. At 5am, all you can do is hear their hooves as they unload from the container and walk onto the trailer. He eventually moved, though, and things got a bit more interesting. They had several trailers lined up, side-by-side and they would unload a horse and walk him down the line, using boards between the trailers, until they got to the one on the end. Pretty cool, I think. And efficient. That way they didn't have to walk down off the shipping container then back up a ramp onto the trailer and with them being mostly inside like that, they were less likely to get freaked out over the sights and sounds of a major international airport.
So, without further ado, here's some pictures of the arrival of the international horses. All photos by Bernstein Associates for EEM
|I imagine this plane is bigger than it actually looks|
|Walking from one trailer to another|
|That's a LOT of carrots. I wonder how many deep those bags go...|
Our weather is starting to "cool down". I think we're done with triple degree temperatures for the season. Thank goodness. We've had some minor storms the past couple of nights. Nothing major and it's drying up by morning.
I hope you all have a good weekend.