Arghh! Sandra and Rovandio Perform Together as Pirates!

"Not all treasure is silver and gold, Mate."

-Captain Jack Sparrow

The video below is of Rovandio and I debuting our latest routine, "Pirates", at Elysium Sport Ponies in Atkinson, ME. I had an idea for Rovy to perform the Spanish walk to Captain Jack Sparrow's drunken sailor music from the movie, Pirates of the Caribbean, and the rest of the routine developed from there. I definitely wanted to include Rovy saying pirate lines, so that is where you see him perform the "Argh!". At the end of our performance, I handed out "gold doubloons" for the kids in the audience and Rovy adored the pats and attention! Enjoy!

Watch Max, an amazing Percheron/TB gelding perform piaffe, pirouettes and flying changes to music from King Arthur!

"Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and
look for a successful personality and duplicate it." 

- Bruce Lee

This quote resonated with me because I think it is really important to express our individuality. I have always loved performing to music, it is a passion of mine. This routine was inspired by the movie King Arthur and it matched Max perfectly. We rode this routine in the Isaac Royal Equestrian Theater back in 2007, sadly Max is no longer with us and I miss him very much. I have learned so much since then and I wish I had the chance to ride him now with all the knowledge and skills I have gained over the years. He was truly a special soul, standing over 17 hands with a heart of gold. I hope you enjoy our last performance ride together.