Quote & Video of the Week: B. Ragaglia & Frederic Pignon

Sounds of thunder hit the ground
feathers flying all around
Friesian black and Friesian bold
giant spirit, gentle soul.

-Bethanne Ragaglia

As most of you know I love Friesians! This beautiful poem was written by my mother-in-law Bethanne Ragaglia and was inspired by my Friesian gelding Douwe. I really like this video because Frederic allows the horses the freedom to express themselves. Frederic Pignon was the head trainer of Cavalia for many years and I had the chance to see him in Boston. They are also performing to a live orchestra that highlights the spontaneity of the routine, the horses don't always do exactly what is expected. Enjoy!